Evidencing the impact of and need for Acting Up - from Public Health News

An aging population has obvious implications for demand on health service resources. In the general interest on activities which contribute to the prevention of mental and physical health problems in older adults, particular interest has focused on the things which people can do to keep themselves well and socially connected. Promoting a positive image of older adults as an active part of the wider society and developing opportunities for older adults to have their voices and experiences recognised is of vital importance in building healthy and equal communities.

This report explores the impact of the Acting Up project and suggests that it should be rolled out across the UK.