Promoting healthy ageing for older people

The population of older people in the UK is growing. Currently 18% of the population are over the age 65 and 8% are over the age of 75. The likelihood of physical and mental ill health increases with age but is not inevitable.

Our work on promoting health and wellbeing in older people includes studies on:

  • improving nutrition in older people in hospitals and the community.
  • experiences and understanding of food safety practices in older people.
  • older people’s perceptions of falls and falls prevention.


See a list of current and past research projects in the area of older people's health.