Centre for Policy on Ageing

Centre for Policy on Ageing

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Centre for Policy on Ageing

The Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) , established in 1947 by the Nuffield Foundation, has a long and distinguished record as an independent charity promoting the interests of older people.

Founded 1947

  • Mission statement

    The Centre aims to raise awareness of issues around all aspects of ageing and to support good practice. Its overarching focus is to discover and advocate what older people themselves want and need.

    An important and unique aspect of the Centre’s work is to act as a hub to encourage the creative exchange of thinking and information on ageing issues. CPA is a dedicated provider of information and resources on the multidisciplinary subject of ageing and older age. It is currently the only organisation in the UK systematically collating information on ageing.

    Information Services - The Centre’s information experts collect, summarise and disseminate research evidence and good practice for users in all sectors through a unique group of online databases and customised services. CPA hosts the unique National Library on Ageing.

    CPA's policy and research work covers a broad range of issues having an impact on ageing and older age, including health and social services, residential and community care, living arrangements, financial inclusion, independent living, citizenship, and rights and risk. In particular it is concerned with the analysis of public policy as it affects older people, research into related issues and the promotion of good practice.

  • Aims

    Centre for Policy on Ageing aims to:

    • Informing and promoting good practice. The Centre acts as a hub to encourage the creative exchange of thinking and information on ageing issues, making knowledge on ageing issues widely accessible.
    • Policy and Research CPA's policy work covers a broad range of issues having an impact on ageing and older age, including wellbeing, health, care and the contribution older people make to society.
    • Publishing CPA Publishing produces books, reports, briefing papers, seminar papers, codes of practice, occasional papers and selected reference titles from the Information Service.
    • Networks The Centre works in partnership with others to influence policy and encourage debate on issues affecting older people through membership of statutory, voluntary, advisory and expert groups.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1947

    Registered Charity Number: 207163

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 02075536500

    Address: 28 Great Tower Street London EC3R 5AT

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