December 2022 marks a new beginning for the Age Action Alliance, which many of you will remember from when it was set up just about a decade ago under the aegis of the DWP and Age UK to facilitate collaborative working between anyone with a shared interest in later life issues.
Over the next few years, the AAA grew into a vibrant hub with some 900+ members, giving organisations direct access to older people in order to inform their work and help develop joined-up solutions. And this is very much what we now plan to do with what is effectively AAA 2.0!
We believe there is a huge opportunity to make an important difference to the lives of older people by enabling organisations (private, public and third sector) to collaborate on key issues and (uniquely) tap into the lived experiences of older people.
AAA is now run by The English Ageing Network (EngAgeNet) and the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). But its future success depends on collaboration. Members will be able to take part in the virtual groups being established to inform our research projects and develop policies on key issues such as housing, employment, health and care.
This will help generate “bottom up” solutions, build a more connected future, break down generational barriers and give older people themselves a real voice in the decisions that affect them.
Critically, we aim to act as a comms hub too – enabling members to share their news and views and learn from others, as well as cascade information to others. As well as this monthly newsletter and weekly updates there is a website If you aren’t already a member or signed up to receive our digital news, go to