Birmingham has a growing population of older people. By the year 2040, the total population aged 65 and over is expected to rise by 29% to 194,100. This is compared to 150,600 in 2020 showing a population growth of 43,500. The expected rise in older people may mean a higher demand for health and social care services, therefore it is vital that more is done to prevent the occurrence of health conditions earlier in the 50s, so that people remain healthy and active for longer
Birmingham and Lewisham African and Caribbean Health Inequalities Review (BLACHIR) of Ageing Well
BLACHIR is a partnership between Lewisham Council and Birmingham City Council, to gather insights on the health inequalities experienced by Black African and Black Caribbean people living in Birmingham and Lewisham. The review will be focussing on a number of themes including the health inequalities experienced by older people from these communities.
Support for Ageing well in Birmingham
Birmingham City Council is working with a number of its partners to provide support and services for older people to help prevent long term conditions and to help people in their later life. Access the following links for more information.
- Birmingham Connect to Support for information on community activities for people aged 50 and over.
- Pure Project Birmingham providing Employment, Education and Training Opportunities
- Birmingham Voluntary Social Council Ageing Better Programme to tackle social isolation and loneliness amongst older people.