Help the Aged has highlighted that older people are increasingly facing difficulties accessing services within their local neighbourhood. In response to this, the charity has identified ten aspects of local life that need to be examined to help tackle this social exclusion. These categories form the backbone of the Common Ground Agenda:
The Towards Common Ground report expands on each of these aspects, investigating the ways in which they have an impact on older people’s lives. Within each topic, the report calls on specific public, private and voluntary organisations to help instigate change and reduce exclusion. Help the Aged will campaign for each of these points over the coming months.