Age Friendly York documents
We've provided documents and resources related to the Age Friendly York project, including:
- Age Friendly York accountability
- Age Friendly York presentations
- Age Friendly York Project Plan and Action Plan
- Age Friendly York baseline assessments
- Age Friendly York key findings
Age Friendly York accountability
We recognise that good decisions require everyone to be involved. We have established an Age Friendly Citizen Group which meets on the first Thursday of every month (10.15am) at St. Sampson’s Centre.
They discuss what matters to older people in York, picking up on any citizen comments throughout the month. All papers are seen and discussed by the group before they are submitted to the Ageing Well Partnership for approval.
Before we present a completed Baseline Assessment it is sent to relevant groups and organisations to comment.
Papers are then submitted to the Ageing Well Partnership, which is the older people arm of the Health & Wellbeing Board.
Age Friendly York meets with the national network of age friendly communities, led by the Centre for Ageing Better. This ensures that York is working within the age friendly ethos and provides the opportunity to share and receive good practice.
The Ageing Well Partnership is working towards World Health Organisation Age Friendly status. The intention is to apply for status after all the Baseline Assessments are completed. With the last assessment, Your Home, due for December 2022.
Age Friendly York presentations
Age friendly communities
By 2040, the Centre for Ageing Better wants more people in later life to, be in good health, be financially secure, have social connections, and feel their lives are meaningful and purposeful; see the Age friendly Communities presentation.
Ageing and our local population
Dementia and Age Friendly York
Dementia is becoming an increasingly important consideration for older people. Through our Ageing Well Partnership (part of our Health and Wellbeing Board), we've agreed to use a 'dementia friendly' approach when considering our key focus areas; see our Dementia and Age Friendly York presentation.
Age Friendly York Project Plan and Action Plan
The Age Friendly York Project Plan outlines how the project will progress and ensures we maintain progress.
The Age Friendly York Evolving Action Plan outlines actions agreed, based on citizen feedback, and shows how we intend to deliver against the actions and progress status. It's discuss t each Ageing Well Partnership meeting.
Age Friendly York baseline assessments
The World Health Organisation requires us to produce a 'baseline assessment', which gives us an opportunity to set out what we currently provide and what you, the residents, think of the quality of what we offer.
Our Getting Out And About Baseline Assessment relates to getting out and about in York.
Our Your Leisure Time Baseline Assessment relates to older people in York being able to access leisure activities and events and reduce the risk of social isolation. We asked people’s views about re-engaging with activities as COVID-19 government restrictions are reduced, Healthwatch York captured views in the Groups and activities report.
Our Your Employment Time Baseline Assessment relates to considerations for employers and employees for people working in York over the age of 50.
Our Your Information Baseline Assessment relates to findings and considerations required in respect to older people accessing the information they require.
Age Friendly York key findings
See the key findings of our past consultations:
- Age Friendly York Your Journey Consultation - Key Findings August 2019
- Age Friendly York Your Destination Consultation - Key Findings November 2019
- Age Friendly York Your Leisure Time Consultation - Key Findings - June 2021