Age Friendly Streets
Is your street age friendly? Streets Alive's Age Friendly Streets campaign can help residents to mix ages and reduce isolation, especially of older people.
Streets Alive offers help to all parts of the country to develop a campaign in your local community.
The campaign is popular with residents in raising awareness about ageing in our streets, according to our survey of 126 residents in 15 streets.
The campaign was launched in autumn 2014 in Bristol with full local media coverage. 55 streets had the campaign leaflet to introduce the idea and offered the activities Toolkit. 13 streets were door knocked to encourage participation.
93% said it is a 'good idea', especially the campaign name and flyer. 67% said that the campaign 'could generally help to reduce isolation of older people'. More results are shown here.
As one resident said “Age friendly streets says it all – and makes you think.” See the great short videos in the Story Hub.
It is a simple prompt to raise awareness about our ageing society – in an average street 1 in 6 are currently 65+ and in ten years this will be 1 in 5.
The campaign and materials can be adapted to link with many related activities, from reducing isolation, community engagement, health to gardening.
Streets Alive can now offer support and training to any groups, councils or organisations who wants to apply the ideas. Ask us how.