About Age-friendly Sheffield

Find out what an age-friendly city is and what this means for Sheffield.

An Age-friendly Sheffield is an inclusive city. A city that supports people of all ages to live well. A city that values and respects people of all ages. It’s a healthy, well connected, social, prosperous and fun place to live. It’s the kind of city that you want to grow older in.

WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities

Age-friendly Cities and Communities is a World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative launched in 2006. The initiative aims to drive local cities and communities to foster and support active and healthy ageing. The Age-friendly Cities network spans across the globe and incorporates 40 UK towns and cities. 

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What does it mean for Sheffield?

In 2019, in partnership with Sheffield City Council, we led the successful application for Sheffield to be part of the WHO’s global age-friendly network. Since then, we have partnered with organisations and individuals across the city, paving the way towards an Age-friendly Sheffield. 

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Who are Age Better in Sheffield?

Age Better in Sheffield was set up in 2015 with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund with a remit to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst people aged over 50 in Sheffield. In the 7th year of the programme, we are taking the learning, resources, partnerships and projects forward with a renewed focus and passion towards building an Age-friendly Sheffield.

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100 Sheffield Voices

As we come out of the pandemic, Age-friendly Sheffield offers a unique opportunity to rethink how citizens and communities play an active role in what Sheffield needs to best support its people. So, we have embarked on a mission of asking 100 people what an Age-friendly Sheffield looks like to them.

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