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Developing age-friendly Towns and Cities: phase 1

Throughout the world we are seeing ageing populations and an increase in the number of people living in cities.

November 2013 - July 2015

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Developing age-friendly rural communities

This research builds on the Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) project, and will focus on rural communities in England and the challenges and opportunities they present for ageing populations.

January 2018 - December 2018

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Developing age-friendly Towns and Cities: phase 2

This research followed on from a previous SPHR project where a new method was developed to assess how ‘age-friendly’ cities and communities were. This project tested and refined the new assessment method, known as an evaluation tool.

January 2016 - March 2017

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What factors make ‘age-friendly environments’ effective?

A new study, published in the journal Systematic Reviews, conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University has identified the most effective initiatives for promoting respect and social inclusion for older people living in the community.

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Age friendly cities – evaluation tool

SPHR researchers from LiLaC (Liverpool) and Cambridge have developed an evaluation tool for Age-Friendly City initiatives that has been applied in Liverpool.

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Age Friendly Cities – Highlights from end-of-project stakeholder workshop

Efforts to make cities age-friendly must be evidence-informed and evaluated, say NIHR SPHR researchers from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the University of Liverpool, drawing on fieldwork in Liverpool that included a focus on falls among older people that was carried out as part of the Ageing Well programme at the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

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