Transitions in Later Life Learning Community

Our learning community brings together projects funded under the programme to share practice and creates a space to work collectively on strategic issues facing the sector. As a learning community we want to advance practice, change attitudes to ageing and develop wider awareness of the importance of supporting people with the transition into later life.

The learning community models the participatory approach taken by the UK Branch to working with our partners. With this approach we aim to move beyond data collection to the generation of learning and develop strong networks to enhance the impact of our work.

Established at the beginning of 2016,  we will continue to come together during 2017-18 to increase understanding about transitions and secure better support for people in mid to later life.

The purpose of our work both collectively and individually is for people to be happier, more resilient and feel better supported to respond positively to change as they age. The TILL learning community is made up of a core cohort of projects funded by the UK Branch who are testing and adapting new approaches to pre-retirement support, as well as wider projects supported under the programme. You can read a blog about this groupwork by one of our community members here.

Learning Community members are:

Age & Opportunity (Ireland), Manchester Mind, NHS West Cheshire and Wirral, The Beth Johnson Foundation, Centre for Policy on Ageing, Ageing Without Children, Tavistock Centre for Couple’s Relationships, Envisage CIC, WEA Scotland, Positive Ageing Associates, Positive Psychology Training, and the Centre for Ageing Better.