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Find out more about examples of good practice and people's experiences of growing older.

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The views and opinions expressed in these stories are those of the authors where directly quoted. They do not necessarily reflect the policy or positions of the Centre for Ageing Better.

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Action on ageing and health – led by data and insight

With ‘everyone having the health support they need’ a key part of the Pledge Action Framework, this case study from Arla Foods, the fourth largest dairy company in the world, shows how a data-led approach to employee health not only makes business sense, but can also save lives.

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Julie and Peter's story - The journey for an accessible home

There is a market out there for accessible housing and the run of the mill estate agents are ignoring it. It’s difficult enough for people that need accessible housing anyway. Even new properties are not being built with accessibility in mind. And it’s a crying shame.

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Ensuring more older workers see a future in hospitality key to sector’s future success

We often hear that age is just a number. Yet like the best clichés when it comes to working in the brewing and pub industry it’s built on rock solid truth.

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Changing the language of our recruitment helped us to find the workforce we were looking for

Imperial London Hotels were seeking to add more older workers to their workforce but were still struggling to reach the right candidates.

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Sheila’s story – making a home accessible for independent living

Sheila Dearns is a retired teacher living in Chelmsford, Essex, with her dog Charlie, a chihuahua poodle cross. She was diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) and became disabled in 1993.

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The how, where and when of flexible working at Phoenix

We know that flexible working is one of the most important things older workers consider when applying for a new role and that it encourages them to stay in their current role.

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The 'neighbourhood arts centre without walls'

Linda Bloomfield, Director, explains why being an age-friendly employer is so important to her.

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Making friends, helping people

The Oddfellows friendly society – motto ‘making friends, helping people’ – established a Diversity Working Group in 2021 to demonstrate its commitment to diversity in the workplace.

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