A discussion paper published in partnership with Communities and Local Government

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This discussion paper explores how a more age-friendly vision of public spaces and community could boost social engagement, good health and the chances of 'active ageing' for all.

The report explores how the built environment could offer a more accessible, inclusive space for the frail or disabled, but looks further into what role services, amenities, social cohesion and sense of place play in the creation of 'lifetime neighbourhoods', and how they might interact to create communities that maximise health, wellbeing and social engagement.

This paper has been published in partnership with the Department of Communities and Local Government, the Government department responsible for local government, housing, urban regeneration, planning and fire and rescue. For details about obtaining this report in other formats, including printed copies, please follow this link.

Author: Ed Harding

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