We worked with Leeds City Council and Leeds Older People’s Forum to support Leeds’s ambition to become the best city to grow old.
Between October 2017 and 2022 we worked in partnership with Leeds City Council and Leeds Older People’s Forum to learn from each other, and to further enable Leeds to adopt evidence-based practices, pilot innovative approaches, and generate new evidence of ‘what works’ for others across the country.
Findings are outlined in a short report summarising the successes and learning of the five-year partnership. Using key statistics, examples of local and national impact, and interviews with staff and elected officials, it illustrates how joint work on age-friendly homes, transport, neighbourhoods, and employment have influenced local and national practice, and how this work can continue to support the city’s ambition to become the best place to grow old in
Joint research into the housing options information and advice people needs as they approach later life. Recommendations from the Home truths report are being adopted locally.
We commissioned research into community contributions in Leeds, as part of our review with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport, which supported national recommendations and local investment.
Worked with Leeds partners and Sheffield Hallam University to evaluate the Leeds Neighbourhood Networks and how these community based approaches can promote better connections, health and participation.
Supported the first State of Ageing in Leeds, a data driven look at what life is like in the city for people aged 50 and over. Places across the country have been using the resulting blueprint to carry out their own reviews.