Ageing in Common

The ‘Ageing in Common’ conference staged in partnership between the NCF and CommonAge was a great success and set a new standard for international dialogue on ageing, retirement and social care service development.

This first conference of its kind for the Commonwealth attracted some 200 delegates and between them they represented 23 of the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. Taking place during the week of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Summit in London, the conference has attracted the attention of governments and has assisted CommonAge in its mission to raise awareness and promote the development of an ‘All Age Friendly Commonwealth’.

Commonage Chairman, Andrew Larpent stated “On behalf of all involved with CommonAge and especially the many delegates from overseas we would like to express our warm thanks and appreciation to the NCF and all members for their support and for shouldering the prime responsibility for staging the conference. Such events take a huge amount of work and the small NCF staff team and planning committee deserve great credit for the exemplary way they planned and delivered the conference. CommonAge is proud to list the NCF as one of its Founding Members. We would encourage all member organisations to stay connected with CommonAge and consider joining our growing Commonwealth movement. We are now making plans for the next Heads of Government Summit and hope to see the NCF strongly represented at the 2nd Commonwealth Elders’ Forum in Rwanda in 2020.”

Further details will unfold at www.commage.org . Please contact comms@commage.org or Andrew.larpent@gmail.com for further information.

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Presentations from the event – free for all to access

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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