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Read all the latest case studies and personal stories from the Centre for Ageing Better

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

If you would like to share with us your experiences of ageing, so that we can use them in our communications, we'd love to hear from you.

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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Age-friendliness as a part of professionalism

Kingsway Care was established during the pandemic as a care provider that would hold itself to high standards of professionalism. Being age-friendly in relation to its workforce is a core element of that commitment.

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Department for Work and Pensions: Empowering the over 50s

This week marks National Older Workers week – an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the value that experienced workers bring to a business.

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Christine and Margaret's story: Intergenerational homeshare

Christine and Margaret have lived in an intergenerational homeshare for over a year.

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How do you create a menopause-friendly workplace?

Surveys show that three in five menopausal women are negatively affected at work and that nearly one million women in the UK left their jobs because of menopausal symptoms.

  • Age-friendly Movement
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Lara's story: Later life career change

Lara has had a 30-year career in the police before exploring other employment options.

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Harry's story: Age is an asset

Harry has had a long career as a teacher and academic, and continues to work setting up his own publishing house.

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Imperial London Hotels: Changing mindsets

Imperial London Hotels is a family-run business that’s been going for 200 years. The pandemic made them rethink hospitality in favour of older workers.

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Case Study: Age-friendliness in the Blood

Sharon Betts, Director of Corporate Services at the Isle of Wight Council, talks to us about just some of the initiatives and good practice at the Council, that supports their commitment to being an Age-friendly Employer.

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