OPPORTUNITY AGE. Meeting the challenges of ageing in the 21 st century. Demographics. Critical changes to society in the next 40/50 years – people living longer, fewer children Another 22 years of life for a man aged 65, another 25 years of life for a woman aged 65
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Meeting the challenges of ageing in the 21st century
Implications of the key facts:
Things already done:
How do we know Opportunity Age is making a difference?
Improvement in older people’s quality of life within communities
e.g Housing and the home
Quality and suitability of housing
Availability of adaptations
Choice over where you live
e.g. housing and the home
ELSA – do you feel you had a choice about where you live?
Decent homes standards for social housing (ODPM)
Nos. of people supported to remain at home rather than enter residential care
Drivers from central government
Four broad themes:
Drivers at local level
Older People/ageing society a Shared Priority for local government and strategic partners: assessment on progress in the CPA from September 2005:
LAAs currently being piloted in 20 LA areas with another 40 to follow in June: