It goes without saying that without the passion and drive of local people who want to see their city or county become a better place the Programme cannot deliver its true potential. The interest in becoming an Age Friendly place must always come from the people who are working on the ground in that place. Of course, the programme is designed to be tailored to meet the specific needs of a particular community and therefore approaches can differ from place to place. However, each City or County passes the same key milestones on the road to becoming age friendly. The following is an overview of the four main stages that a City or County will go through on its Age Friendly journey.
The 4 Stage Approach
The Programme is developed in each local authority area, using a 4 stage approach developed and tested by the national Programme team.