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Age Friendly Bucks

Be Active

Outdoor spaces and buildings

We will create high quality, accessible and social public spaces which are safe and help people to move around independently. e.g. access to local and welcoming warm spaces

To report a problem on a street or road visit FixMyStreet (buckinghamshire.gov.uk)

Get Enough Sleep


We will promote accessible, affordable and appropriate travel options allowing people to access services they need. e.g. age friendly active travel schemes

Transport Hub and Parking, roads and transport have more information about transport options in Bucks



We will support the improvement and development of accommodation for people to live safely and comfortably, and which can improve physical and mental health, wellbeing, and social connections.
e.g. age well design codes used in new build properties

Housing choices for older people has information about housing

Early Years

Participating in society

We will reduce and remove barriers to participation to foster engagement with activities and events which build a sense of belonging. e.g. access to toilets so people feel confident and able to leave home and engage in activities

The Social Isolation and Loneliness Guide and the Bucks Online Directory are useful resources to help people participate in events.

Get Enough Sleep

Volunteering and employment

We will explore how to support older adults to continue in or re-enter employment in the face of falling older adult employment rates, as well as how to facilitate volunteering. e.g. healthy retirement planning

For more information on volunteering see: Volunteering in Buckinghamshire

Spend time with family, make new friends and take the time to talk

Communication and information

We will build positive and accessible communications and campaigns, and challenge negative stereotypes and stigma. e.g. local inclusive communications plan

For more information on positive communication see: Challenging ageism: A guide to talking about ageing and older age  and Age positive image library  

Recognise caring responsibilities

Community support for health and wellbeing

We will strengthen the health and wellbeing of communities and support the network of community-based groups. e.g. Healthy Libraries acting as a health and wellbeing hub in local communities