A good deal for all ages: How Mayoral Combined Authorities can make ageing better in England
This briefing paper looks at the increasingly important role of Mayoral Combined Authorities in addressing demographic change through devolution.
Around 4 in 10 people in England now live in an area with a devolution deal and a directly elected Mayor, and that number is only set to increase. Mayoral Combined Authorities (MCAs) therefore have powers and influence over a large and growing proportion of the population.
Some MCAs are taking deliberate steps to improve outcomes for the over 50s. Strategies across these areas have included a focus on older people in their employment, economic development, housing and other programmes. However, much more can be done.
This briefing paper sets out the key findings from research looking at the attitudes, priorities and opportunities among MCAs to help people live a better later life.