Helping people to age well
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The Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund supported a number of innovations helping people over 50 to have a purpose, a sense of well-being, to be connected to others and to manage and improve their own health.

Evaluations of these innovations will be published from August 2016 onwards.


Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity - an evaluation of Good Neighbours Schemes.

GoodGym - the development and then testing of a robust evaluation framework to support GoodGym in measuring the outcomes and impacts of its activities involving runners and older people.

Green Gym by the Conservation Volunteers - evaluation of Green Gym, Green Gyms work to mobilise communities to come together, and become active whilst improving their local area at the same time.

North London Cares - an evaluation of North London Cares and South London Cares, community networks of young professionals and older neighbours helping one another in a rapidly changing city.

Royal National Institute of the Blind - evaluation of Time to Talk, a peer-to-peer programme supporting over 65's with sight loss.

To be published:

  • Age UK
  • Shared Lives Plus