As part of SPHR’s Ageing Well programme, researchers at the University of Sheffield hosted an engagement event with independent voluntary group, Sheffield 50+, to share the programme’s research findings and gain input from members of the public, public health practitioners, and commissioners.
Sheffield 50+ promotes and supports the capacity and skills of people over 50 so that they can actively participate in society. Members of the group had previously engaged in shaping the “Welfare and Wellbeing of Older People” project and this event provided an opportunity to develop this reciprocal relationship and share the final results of the study and related work from the Ageing Well programme. Input was also sought on new projects inviting ongoing involvement for the group.
The event introduced SPHR and the Ageing Well programme and included open discussions on:
- Welfare and Wellbeing in Older People: summary of findings (Katie Powell)
An investigation into the role and impact of universal benefits and conditional benefits on the wellbeing of older people
- a review of evidence on Inequitable Access to treatments and care among older people: overview of work-in-progress (Mel Rimmer)
- an analysis of patterns of Smoking Cessation services by age: overview of planned work (Hannah Jordan)
The event was positively received and provided a valuable opportunity to make connections with relevant local projects and listen to attendees whose contributions will feed into the development of future research.