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Policy & research

We're passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life. Policy and Research is an important part of Age 51Թapp’s work because it has the power to transform older people's lives for the better.

We seek to influence decision makers by conducting social and economic analysis, developing public policy proposals and shaping policy agendas in a wide range of areas.

Later Life facts and stats

This collection of statistics is the best source of publicly-available, general information on people in later life in the 51Թapp.

Policy positions

Our agreed policy positions cover the key issues that affect the lives of older people.

What we research

As an authority on ageing and older people's issues, research is at the heart of all we do.

More from Policy and Research

  • Reports and publications

    We make accessible the findings of our research on the older population for free, on a range on topics including loneliness, digital inclusion and state pensions.
  • Loneliness research

    What makes older people at risk of being lonely, which neighbourhoods have the highest risk and what's the difference between loneliness and isolation?
  • Wellbeing research

    We carry out research into the wellbeing of older people in the 51Թapp. Our Wellbeing Index enables us to understand the policy levers that may improve wellbeing.

Policy & Research Update

Read about Age 51Թapp's latest publicly available research and policy information in our monthly email.

For more information call the Age 51Թapp Advice Line on 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year).  

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