Contributing to our communities is good for us and good for our communities too

Age-friendly and inclusive approaches are not just a ‘nice to have’, they are key to ensuring there are enough volunteers for organisations to continue their work in future. 

The UK’s population is undergoing a massive age shift. In less than 20 years, one in four people will be over 65. We are also becoming more diverse, with more people living with long-term conditions, working and possibly also caring for longer. Without changing approaches to community participation and volunteering, a growing number of people will be at risk of missing out on the wellbeing benefits that taking part in communities brings.

In this new and uncertain world, it’s more important than ever for organisations to make their volunteering offer flexible and inclusive. Find out more in this article from the Centre for Ageing Better here