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Keele Team evaluates AgeUK's National Programme
A research team from Keele has completed an evaluation of AgeUK's fit as a fiddle £15.1 million programme. The programme, which spanned the nine English regions, consisted of a portfolio of activities that increased the opportunities for older people to undertake physical activities and improve their eating habits, with the aim of improving both physical and mental health.
It consisted of two national and 24 regional projects, delivered by over 200 organisations, including 99 local AgeUK branches. The research team, who are all members of the Centre for Social Gerontology, spanned both the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Dr Bernadette Bartlam, pictured, and Professor Julius Sim of the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, and Dr Mo Ray of the Research Institute for Social Sciences.
The research was carried out in collaboration with Ecorys UK, a leader in the field of public policy evaluation. The full report on the programme has now been published and is available from the AgeUK website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/fit-as-a-fiddle/