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Designing homes for healthy cognitive ageing (DesHCA)

DesHCA’s aim is to identify scalable and sustainable design improvements to homes which provide support for healthy cognitive ageing, and enabling people to continue living ...
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Extending active life for older people with cognitive impairment through innovations in the visitor economy of the natural environment (ENLIVEN)

ENLIVEN will enable older people with cognitive impairment to be active, independent and socially connected, and to experience good quality of life, through increasing or ...
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Supportive environments for physical and social activity, healthy ageing and cognitive health (SPACE)

SPACE will address cognitive health inequality by investigating the impacts, and possible mechanistic pathways, of urban environments on healthy ageing and cognitive health, and on ...
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Supporting Healthy Ageing at Work (SHAW)

The project will support over-50s to remain in work for longer by co-creating commercially viable, scalable products and interventions to support the less visible aspects ...
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Helping a lady in care home get our of her chair

Healthier working lives for the care workforce. Developing careers. Promoting wellbeing.

The project aims to co-produce, co-design and uptake of novel products and services that address challenges in the recruitment, retention and enhancement of the health ...
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Generating Older Active Lives Digitally (GOALD)

The project will design, test, deliver and evaluate digital resources to facilitate structured activity programmes for 'health connectivity' in older age. Through examining the feasibility ...
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Connecting through culture as we age: digital innovation for healthy ageing

The project will address inequalities in arts and cultural participation in older populations, in particular, those who are disabled, BAME and socioeconomically deprived older people. ...
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Hospitality Connect: The role of Local Hospitality Businesses in Connecting Lives and Building Communities

The pandemic had a huge impact on the wellbeing of ...
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Healthy Ageing in Place: Co-Designing Inclusive Climate Resilient Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Growing old in the twenty-first century will bring with it ...
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Hearing Loss and Place (HeLP)

Hearing loss in older adulthood can lead to isolation and ...
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Understanding Older and younger people’s PerspecTives and Imaginaries of Climate change (OPTIC): emplaced creativity to improve environments for healthy ageing

Environments in which older people live, work and take recreation ...
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