13th June 2014
Agewell has three key service areas. The ‘direct voice’ of older people – This covers the broad range of Agewell’s consultation and engagement activities with older people to help ensure their views influence the commissioning, design and redesign of health and social care services. Agewell’s expertise also contributes to a number of research programmes. 'Capacity to Care’ – This includes a range of advice, guidance and support services to help older people navigate health and social care services and help reduce the inappropriate demand on these services by supporting older people in the community and helping people maintain their independence. Productive ageing - This service area covers prevention and wellbeing initiatives to keep people active and healthy for longer.
Agewell were initially an initiative within the NHS funded by Sandwell Primary Care Trust. A new era began in April 2013 as we launched ourselves as an independent social enterprise. Our new structure as a Community Interest Company (CIC) means that any surplus funds generated as a result of our business activities are reinvest to benefit people aged 50 and over. Agewell have a contract with Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG for core services. Agewell work with Mytime Active for Health and Prevention Services. Agewell have obtained funds from the Lottery in a recent grant to support Older people. Agewell has also won awards with AARP for its award-winning Midlife Planning courses and were invited to America for recieving the award. Agewell continue to work with local organisations.
We believe that older people should be regarded as equals; valued and respected members of their community with the right to participate in every aspect of community life. Agewell promotes positive images of older people via Agewell members to ensure they have a direct voice in the development and delivery of quality services, enabling them to influence the decisions that affect their lives and, in turn, to live with dignity and respect.
Agewell develops an innovative quality service for older people. We will also seek investment opportunities to extend its services.