About us

This website was developed by the Older People & Ageing Programme at NDTi and the Centre for Policy on Ageing on behalf of the Office for Disability Issues.

This website was co-produced through a series of workshops with commissioners, service managers and other professionals working at a strategic level.

The Office for Disability Issues

The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is a cross-government unit that works with all departments to help them better understand and meet the needs and aspirations of disabled people. It was set up in 2005 to help Government deliver on the commitments made in the Cabinet Office report, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, particularly the commitment that by 2025, disabled people should have the same opportunities and choices as non-disabled people and be respected and included as equal members of society.

ODI is sponsored by the Department for Work & Pensions. It serves as a centre of disability expertise within government and acts more widely as a champion for disabled people.

The Older People & Ageing Programme at NDTi

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is a policy, research and development consultancy concerned with promoting inclusion and equality for people who risk exclusion and who need support to lead a full life. The Older People & Ageing Programme at NDTi works in partnership with local communities, authorities and national bodies to embrace the opportunities of an ageing population and to address its challenges in a productive and sustainable way.

The Centre for Policy on Ageing

The Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) is an independent centre of research and reference that aims to inform and influence service providers. CPA promotes informed debate, stimulates awareness of older people’s needs, encourages the spread of good practice and social policies that will enable everyone to live life in older age as fully as possible.