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How to Work Inclusively for Age-Friendly Communities

Published: 09 April 2019 Tags: By Admin Silverchip

When you work withe qualities, diversity, inclusion and intersectionality in mind from the start, your project will be better at reducing social isolation of older people, and you can reach those most at risk more effectively. But how do you do this?

Today Ambition for Ageing and the Equalities Board at LGBT Foundation are launching a briefing document and an easier to read briefing document sharing what the programme has learned about working in inclusive ways with older people.

The briefing contains highlights of what the Equalities Board has found from its research and equalities reviews, about how to build age-friendly communities, and work with equalities, in a way that fully includes people from marginalised and minority communities.

  1. Knowledge that people need to do age-friendly neighbourhood work inclusively - You need to understand marginalised communities themselves, and the wider world, to make your work effective.
  2. Ways of working that make inclusion deeper - you need to target particular communities, and take an inclusive approach to designing opportunities open to all
  3. Why it is important to think with an equalities mindset - you need to make sure everyone involved understands equalities, diversity and inclusion, and give everyone opportunities to keep learning, so that equal opportunities continue after the end of the project.

The briefing offers the Equalities Board as a model for co-production and learning together about equalities, and for amplifying the voices of older people from minority communities.

You can download the more accessible briefing document here: http://lgbt.foundation/ambition-for-ageing/publications.

You can go to the AfA website and download the original briefing document here: www.ambitionforageing.org.uk/inclusiveneighbourhoods.

For more information about this briefing please contact: [email protected].

For more information about the Equalities Board, go to: http://lgbt.foundation/ambition-for-ageing.