Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: review of community contributions in later life

This review calls on charities, voluntary organisations and the public sector to do more to support and sustain the good will and effort of older volunteers | Centre for Ageing Better

old friendsThis report sets out the findings of the Review of Community Contributions in Later Life,  led by the Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with the Office for Civil Society between October 2017 and June 2018.

Making a contribution to our communities has been shown to improve our social connections, enhance our sense of purpose and self-esteem – and as a result, to increase our life satisfaction, happiness and wellbeing.

The review finds that very few people in later life make no contribution of any kind. However, some people encounter barriers to getting involved in all the ways they might want to, especially as their circumstances change.

Full document: Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: review of community contributions in later life

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