Centre for Ageing Better - Primary research into community contributions in later life

Traverse was commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better (CAB) to undertake research into community contributions in later life (people aged over 50). Through this work, they wanted to understand how older people currently contribute to and are supported by their communities; what the barriers and enablers are for older people contributing, and how older people can be supported to contribute.

Research was undertaken in five communities: Hartcliffe and Ashley, both in Bristol; Castle Ward in the seaside town of Scarborough; the rural town of Settle; and the Beeston and Holbeck area of Leeds. In each area, older people were interviewed by trained peer researchers from within those communities, with 79 depth one-to-one interviews held in total.

The five separate reports are available for download from the Centre for Ageing Better website.

 

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