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BSG and Centre for Ageing Better to Strengthen Links Between Research, Policy and Practice
The BSG and the Centre for Ageing Better have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on working together to enable stronger links between research, policy and practice. The two will collaborate on convening experts working on ageing, supporting researchers, policymakers and practitioners in achieving and measuring impact on the areas which matter to having a good later life.
The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) and the Centre for Ageing Better have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see the two organisations work together to enable stronger links between research, policy and practice in the interests of improving life for older people, their families and communities.

BSG and Ageing Better have a common interest in promoting improved knowledge about ageing and later life, ensuring that policy and practice is enhanced by robust research evidence and drawing attention to the social, economic and policy implications of an ageing population. 

Both organisations are keen to raise the profile of ageing research, support sustained investment in ageing research and facilitate translation of research findings into policy and practice. They hope to foster mutual understanding between the academic and policy and practice sectors, the exchange of ideas and leadership in the sector.  

The MOU, which took effect in June 2018 and runs to December 2021, was signed by Professor Debora Price, President of the British Society of Gerontology, and Claire Turner, Director of Evidence at the Centre for Ageing Better. The two signed the document at BSG’s latest Annual Conference, held at The University of Manchester.

The Centre for Ageing Better is an independent charitable foundation. Its focus is on the four areas that evidence shows make the most difference to quality of life in older age - health, housing, employment and communities - and on helping those who are at risk of missing out on a good later life. It is funded by an endowment from the Big Lottery Fund and is part of the network of What Works organisations that promotes the better use of evidence. 
 
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