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Becoming an Age Friendly Island

Posted: 01/08/19

Key findings about becoming age friendly from NDTi’s evaluation of the Age Friendly Island project

Becoming an Age Friendly Island

The Age Friendly Island project, delivered by Age UK IW and Community Action, is part of an Ageing Better partnership funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. The partnership aims to make the Isle of Wight a great place to grow older, encourage better relations between generations, and tackle social isolation and loneliness.

The Age Friendly Island Project has been working to make the Isle of Wight age friendly through:

  • Age Friendly Training
  • Intergenerational work
  • Celebrating Age Festival
  • Town and Parish Council Work
  • Public Forums
  • Steering Group

Some key findings highlighted in the report:

"524 participated in 45 Age Friendly training sessions, including people working for the Fire and Rescue Service, IOW Council, Southern Water, Tesco, the Library Service, the Prison Service and Red Funnel."

"93% of people said that said that Age Friendly training gave them greater understanding about the practical challenges and issues that older people face in day to day life."

"100% of people attending Age Friendly training said it will make a positive change to their work practices and confidence in working with, understanding and assisting older people."

"5,891 children and young people participated in age friendly awareness sessions in 35 different schools."

"27 organisations from the statutory sector, voluntary sector, services and businesses are working together through the Steering Group."

Please click here to read the Findings document.

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