The State of Ageing in Leeds: What life is like for people aged 50 and over in Leeds
This report has been produced by Leeds City Council, Leeds Older People’s Forum and the Centre for Ageing Better, and looks at what life is like for people aged 50 and over in Leeds.
Around one in three people in Leeds are aged 50 and over. In addition, the number of Leeds residents aged 80 and over will increase by about 50% in the next 20 years. However, inequalities experienced across people’s lives are cumulative and have a significant impact on a person’s health, financial security, wellbeing and independence in older age.
Leeds’s ambition is to be a place where people age well: where older people are valued, feel respected and appreciated, and are seen as the assets they are.
This report sets out data and stories about what it's like to grow older in Leeds. It's intended as a tool for individuals and organisations across Leeds, to spark conversation about what the priorities for change should be to make Leeds the Best City to Grow Old In.