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Love Later Life: Learning from AgeUK's Wellbeing Work

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Presentation by Dave Terrace (AgeUK) for ESRC Seminar Series on Ageing and Physical Activity - "Physical Activity as a 'Career': A Life Course Perspective"

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Presentation by Dave Terrace (AgeUK) for ESRC Seminar Series on Ageing and Physical Activity - "Physical Activity as a 'Career': A Life Course Perspective"

http://seminars.ecehh.org

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Love Later Life: Learning from AgeUK's Wellbeing Work

  1. 1. Love Later Life – learnings from Age UK’s Wellbeing work David Terrace
  2. 2. Agenda • Brief introduction to Age UK • Our strategy with Health and Wellbeing • How we are influencing policy • What we are doing about it • Initial results • Case studies
  3. 3. Age UK Vision A world where everyone can love later life Age UK Mission To help people enjoy later life Age UK – Love Later Life
  4. 4. Age UK Group - Ambitions
  5. 5. Age UK Group - Structure Age UK National • Influencing • Research • Policy • Service development • Campaigning • Retail • Affinity Products Age UK National Partners • Work in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland • Independent charities • Delivery varies by country • All delivery information and advice Age UK local partners • 165 local partners in England • Independent charities • All offer information and advice • Wide variance in service provisions
  6. 6. Health and Wellbeing at Age UK Conditions and Illnesses Healthy Eating Fitness and exercise Mind and body Relationships and family Healthcare rights
  7. 7. Our policy position ‘Efforts to improve public health must be seen as just as important to older age groups as to other age groups. Preventing poor health and health crises in older people should be an essential objective for health and care services.’
  8. 8. Key elements of our policy position
  9. 9. Our policy approach Prevention Crisis management
  10. 10. Who do we influence?
  11. 11. Our current Health and Wellbeing Projects Inspire and Include (2013-2016) Get Going Together (2013-2016)Fit for the Future (2013-2015) Dementia Friendly (2013-2015) Cascade Training (2013-2015)
  12. 12. The Model Older person with long term condition is referred to the service Local Age UK worker conducts an assessment of person’s needs A personalised action plan is made for the older person Older person is referred to appropriate services and supported by local Age UK
  13. 13. Our projects in numbers 2719 older people in 11 areas receiving 1-1 health and wellbeing advice 46 local partners health and wellbeing services reviewed for being Dementia Friendly 4,500 older people in 5 areas receiving group support and activity classes 800 older people with disabilities regularly participating in sport 3840 older people reached through volunteer cascade programme
  14. 14. Successes to date
  15. 15. Video case study - Rotherham https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJ05Gg lebU&feature=youtu.be
  16. 16. Yvonne’s story • Yvonne has type one diabetes, hypertension and osteoarthritis • She heard about FFTF through the local media and signed up • She was assessed by the local Age UK staff and recommended to attend Tai Chi classes and was referred to a nutritionist. • Yvonne’s mobility has improved and she has reduced her sugar intake • Thanks to the programme, Yvonne’s insulin prescription has been reduced and her blood pressure has dropped to a healthy level.
  17. 17. For further information please go to http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health- wellbeing/

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