NDTi were commissioned in April 2016 to conduct a four-year local evaluation of the Age Friendly Island Programme.
Age Friendly Island is one of fourteen partnership programmes funded through Big Lottery Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better Programme. The overall aims of the national programme are to pilot new or joined up ways of working to reduce social isolation and collect better evidence of what works.
Age Friendly Island is a partnership of older people and voluntary and public sector agencies working together across the Isle of Wight to reduce social isolation, empower older people and influence local culture so that older people are seen as assets rather than burdens. The programme will run for five years from April 2015 – March 2020. The programme consists of 12 separate projects that complement one another to help create an Age Friendly Island. More information about the projects can be found here.
The NDTi research team is using a mixed methods approach, combining quantitative data collected through the national evaluation of Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better and project monitoring data, with qualitative interviews, focus groups, observations and case studies.
To find out more about the project, please contact Naomi Harflett the Project Manager: [email protected]