Areas for Action…
…and how members of the AAA can contribute

Action Areas

Help us to challenge disadvantage

Older people commonly experience exclusion and disadvantage across a number of aspects of their daily lives, all of which can prevent them from participating in, and contributing towards, society – and from fulfilling their full potential as individuals.  

Not least: 

  • Providing suitable new homes and funds for the adaptation of existing ones; 
  • Ensuring adequate long-term social care for people with dementia or poor physical health;
  • Continuing cut backs to the public transport network; 
  • Reconciling a technology-driven society with those who may be excluded from it;
  • Rethinking the workplace to harness the skills and experience of older people; 
  • Enabling older people to achieve a decent standard of living;
  • Tackling ageist attitudes

These challenges, of course, are not new; and neither are they exclusive to the older generation, but they do affect large numbers of older people in later life – some quite severely. The concern for all should be that, these will not be resolved, they will blight the lives of generations of older people to come.

AAA members have the opportunity to contribute in the following ways:

  • Share their news, knowledge and expertise, via our website and newsletters.
  • Be part of our collective response to consultations, Government policy proposals, research reports, media coverage of current issues.
  • Take part in Policy Panel events where members will have the opportunity to discuss issues of current interest and to produce a “manifesto” for action.

Working together, we believe we can begin to shift the negative perceptions of older people that stand in the way of progress and to develop workable proposals for a better future for all. If you are an organisation or individual that wants to help us, become a member and get involved!