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Voices on well-being: a report of research with older people

Shaping our Age is a three-year, Big Lottery Funded project and unique partnership between WRVS, the Centre for Citizen Participation at Brunel University and the Centre for Social Action at De Montfort University.

The project aims to provide new ideas and insights to the emerging issues around ageing by:
• Exploring how older people aged 65 and over understand and define their wellbeing (Phase One of the research)
• Selecting five WRVS services to participate in action and development projects (Phase Two)
• Developing participatory ways through local activities in which older people can help each other to achieve well-being (Phase Three)
• Providing the learning that can help to enable and support older people to improve their well-being (Phase Four).

Dr Martin Hoban
Vicki James
Kirsty Pattrick et al