Working with local and regional representatives
We’re encouraging organisations to work together in local and regional areas of the UK to:
- identify common themes that need to be brought to the attention of national government
- provide direction and leadership on local and regional issues affecting older people
- help spread good practice locally
The following links give details of local and regional activity. Each area sends representatives to the UK Advisory Forum on Ageing.
- Northern Ireland Commissioner for Older People
- the Scottish Government
- Older People’s Commissioner for Wales
English Forums on Ageing:
- East Midlands Later Life Forum
- East of England - Future East
- London - Positive Ageing in London
- North East - Years Ahead
- North West - no current site
- South East England Forum on Ageing
- South West Forum on Ageing
- West Midlands Later Life Forum
- Yorkshire and Humber - Future Years
Thegives examples of what an English forum on ageing may comprise and how it might operate.
You can read more about the English Forums on Ageing in their newsletter AGEnda.
DWP and the UK Advisory Forum on Ageing have published a series of guides commissioned by the English Forums on Ageing. The guides bring together ideas and good practice to help meetings with older people go as smoothly as possible, based on the experiences of members.
DWP supports, and is a member of The Age Action Alliance - an independent partnership of organisations, which has adopted a new approach to the challenges of ageing, with an emphasis on finding practical solutions to improve the lives of the most disadvantaged older people. It currently has over 300 member organisations drawn from all sectors of society.
Our ‘Later life’ newsletters give the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and how they affect older people.