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Healthy Ageing Network

The West Midlands Healthy Ageing Network has been developed to support the Healthy Ageing priority of Directors of Public Health and Directors of Adult Social Services.  The vision is to foster collaboration across the region to improve outcomes for the ageing population.

Finding Patience - Dementia Awareness - Short Film

This resource was developed by the Health Education Authority and looks at dementia from an African Carribean perspective.

">Finding Patience - Dementia Awareness Short Film


Healthy Ageing Digest

This digest brings together a collection of useful information including forthcoming events/training opportunities, news and publications for anyone who has an interest in Healthy Ageing.

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Enabling People with Dementia to Remain at Home: A Housing Perspective

This Housing Perspective, Housing LIN and National Housing Federation report on the key role housing providers, and in particular social housing providers, can play in supporting people living with dementia to stay independent in the home of their choice for as long as possible


Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

It is time to recognise the powerful contribution the arts can make to health and wellbeing. There are now many examples and much evidence of the beneficial impact they can have.We have three key messages in
this report:

  • The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives
    better lived.
  • The arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, longterm conditions, loneliness and mental health.
  • The arts can help save money in the health service and social care.

Click here to view the report

Healthy ageing in the West Midlands - Findings of the West Midlands Healthy Ageing and Frailty Project

Healthy ageing and the management of the frail elderly is a shared regional priority for public health (both Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) and Public Health England (PHE)), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the NHS. It is also a key focus for the community and voluntary sector. Recent regional work has explored evidence-based action, local practice and local performance, culminating in 10 priority actions for the West Midlands and best practice examples.

Through the evidence review, and qualitative interviews and questionnaires with all local authorities, we were able to identify 10 priority actions. These are not in priority order but loosely progress from how all partners should be working together to what they should be doing.

Click here to view REPORT

Contact Us

You can get in touch with us at:

Sandwell MBC
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3DE

Jo Dodd - 07815 490436
Rajdeep Atwal - 0845 352 7672


Hosted by Sandwell MBC
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3DE


Jo Dodd - 07815 490436

Rajdeep Atwal - 0121 569 5121