Today, the Centre for Ageing Better have published a new report “Ageing in a rural place”. This report captures insights from rural areas in order to raise awareness of issues among decision-makers and to identify some of the priorities for action for people ageing in a rural place.

Of the 9.3 million rural residents in England in 2018, 21% were aged 65 and over. This compares to just 16% in urban areas. While rural areas often have higher average outcomes than their urban counterparts, this can mask pockets of significant inequality and deprivation, particularly in coastal towns. It is essential that the challenges and opportunities presented by ageing in rural and coastal places are seen as a priority and that strategies and plans including economic and COVID-19 recovery planning address these issues.

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Ageing In A Rural Place