Research, reports and learning

Here are some resources about older people, social isolation and loneliness and asset based development. Please let us know if you have resources that would be useful on this page, we want it to grow!

NatCen Social Research Report - What does ELSA tell us about growing older? Read this fascinating report on 'Living Comfortably', 'Contributing to Society', 'Getting the Right Care', and 'Staying Connected' supported by the collection of data in 2014/15


Ageing Without Children - For a positive later life without children.

One in 5 over 50s don’t have children; the new Ageing Without Children report asks why they are still invisible in discussions on ageing: 


Camden Neighbourhood profiles from London Borough of Camden:

A list of the neighbourhoods can be viewed here; the ‘click here to view this profile’ text links to each individual PDF.

A map of the neighbourhoods can be viewed here; the ‘click here to view this profile’ text links to each individual PDF.


Camden Council and Healthwatch Camden Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee Panel-  Learning from Camden's diverse Bangladeshi community to drive and sustain their health and wellbeing (Final report, with issues for action, February 2016)


Campaign to End Loneliness -  Campaigning to end loneliness at a local and national level

The new research report 'The Missing Million: In Search of the Loneliest in our Communities' aims to support commissioners, service providers and front line workers to identify and engage older people who are lonely.


Centre for Ageing Better - Ageing Better is working with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop and test ways to help people improve the way they manage major life changes.


Later in Life 2015 - The Centre for Ageing Better commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct a mixed methods research study designed to understand the barriers and enablers to a good later life.


Centre for Policy on Ageing - New Attitudes to Old Age


International Longevity Centre -UK (ILC-UK) -  is a futures organisation focused on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.


Joseph Rowntree Foundation - Ageing Population - Are we prepared for an ageing population? Work looks at areas such as incomes, becoming more dementia-friendly, and improving the quality of life in care homes.


The King's Fund - An independent charity working to improve health and care in England.


Liveable Cities - Transforming the Engineering of Cities for Global and Societal Wellbeing


The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) - A not-for-profit organisation which works to promote inclusive lives for people who are most at risk of exclusion and who may need support to lead a full life.

NDTi are running the local evaluation of Ageing Better in Camden.


Robert Waldinger TEDx Talk - What makes a good life: life lessons from the longest study on happiness

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) - SCIE is a leading improvement support agency and independent charity, working with the care and support sector in the UK. We co-produce our work with people who use services and carers.


The 'Seldom Heard' Inclusion Toolkit was produced as part of the race and social inclusion project forming part of the Yorkshire and Humber Joint Improvement Partnership (JIP) Project. The toolkit was designed to help staff work with ‘Seldom Heard’ groups to identify and implement action that promotes inclusion in terms of both access to and shaping of services.


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