[PDF] Age UK's fit for the future project: evaluation report

Source:
Age UK
Publisher:
Age UK
Publication date:
30 June 2015

Abstract

Fit for the future is a person-centred programme with the overall objective of supporting the physical health and mental well-being of older people living with at least one long-term health condition, with a primary focus on those with declining health and/or mental well-being. The programme aims, to achieve its objectives through the provision of holistic, co-ordinated services and activities which improve participants’ quality of life and enable them to maintain their independence for longer, while delaying the need for more intensive and costly health and social care interventions. In line with the wider focus of the fit as a fiddle portfolio, the emphasis is on providing community led projects with a strong volunteer base, something which is viewed as key to ensuring sustainability over time.