Brand new free KT-EQUAL - ageing research workshops coming up soon!

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Three new free of charge KT-EQUAL workshops:

The first is The Competitive Advantage of ‘Age Friendly Cities’ This event will take place on the 8th June 2011 at Central Square, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Can a city-region create a competitive advantage for itself by embedding age-friendliness into its policies and strategies to encourage and support active ageing?

The World Health Organisation argues that ‘countries CAN afford to get old if governments, international organizations and civil society enact ‘active ageing’ policies and programmes that enhance the health, participation and security of older citizens’1

By being more ‘age-friendly’ in terms of its layout and design, for example, a city is more likely to attract and retain older people who will feel safer and more comfortable. It has  been estimated that “people over 65 own 80% of private wealth in the UK, controlling £460 billion in un- mortgaged equity alone – enough money to fund the NHS for 10 years”

This lively seminar, co-hosted by KT-EQUAL and ActiveAge, will include presentations from cities that are part of the WHO Age Friendly City network, and those implementing age friendliness through other strategies, researchers working on age friendly design and implementation, more integrated services, and sustainable home and community design, including age friendly technologies.

Please follow the link to register your attendance

The second is "Lost in Translation - How to communicate most effectively with non-academics’ This event will take place on the 23rd June 2011 at Holiday Inn, Belfast.

Carrying out ageing research, implementing policies for an ageing population and working with older people requires effective communication. And this can involve a diverse range of  audiences including funders, older people, community and voluntary organisations, policy makers and the media. This event involves a mixture of talks and workshops on how to avoid key messages getting lost in translation.

Issues to be covered include

  • Writing grant bids to maximise chances of securing funding
  • Communicating to influence policy
  • Publicising research through new and old media
  • Engaging with older people
  • Choosing the right methods for two-way engagement
  • Using the right language
  • Successful and unsuccessful approaches

Please follow the link to register your attendance

The third event is "Ageing and disability research: creating impact locally". The event will take place on the 7th of July in Manchester Town Hall.

This workshop will explore how to tailor research so that it is of benefit to local service deliverers and how research can help influence service delivery in local authorities and other organisations.

Issues to be covered:

  • How policy is developed and services delivered.
  • Key challenges facing delivers of local services
  • The key players.
  • How academics have been successful in influencing service delivery

Please follow the link to register your attendance

Full programmes and further information can be found on the KT-EQUAL website.

As always, the events are free of charge to attend and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Please book early to avoid dissapointment.

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