Professor Dame Louise Robinson, Director, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing was part of the national expert committee assembled by Public Health England to develop a shared vision for Healthy Ageing, which has now been signed up to by 60+ organisations. The other high profile organisations are in the UK’s health, housing, employment, research and voluntary sectors. The programme of work was initiated by the Centre for Ageing Better and Public Health England (PHE), involving more than 60 organisations who will work together to make England the best country in the world to grow old.
Signatories commit to five key principles:
- Prioritising prevention and public health
- Creating opportunities for people to contribute to society as they age
- Fostering accessible and inclusive homes and neighbourhoods so everyone can live where they want
- Narrowing inequalities in healthy ageing
- Challenging ageist language, culture and practices