Who we are About us About us Action for Elders is a registered charity We are a small charity with a very big impact. The Balanced Lives Programme can change lives. We currently work Nationally in six locations: Sheffield, York, Peterborough, Swansea (Sketty), Barry (Vale of Glamorgan and Hereford. See PROGRAMME LOCATIONS for full details. We care about older people. We truly believe we can make a real difference to the quality of later life for everyone, whatever their circumstances. Top Ten Reasons why Action For Elders and the unique Balanced Lives Programme can work for you and your loved ones 1. Since 2012 we have helped over 1200 older people live healthier and more independent lives. 2. We are winners of the Big Lottery Fund's 'People Millions' 3. We spent 6 years in researching our work in partnership with Sheffield University. 4. We work both in the community and in care homes. 5. We have improved balance to reduce falls in over 80% of our beneficiaries. 6. We believe that health and wellbeing services for older people should be sustainable and not short term. 7. Our work reduces the usage of prescripted medication. 8. We outsource EVERYTHING to keep our administration costs very low. 9. Our work has been featured on television and radio. 10. Our 360 approach to health prevention has been proved to have a positive impact on life expectancy in older people. A Community Interest Company It is good to get together and enjoy meeting and exercising every week- Balanced Lives participant, York We were created with specific objectives: to help older people and society cope with the major challenges posed by increasing longevity. We focus on a number of aspects of coping with being an older person – particularly helping people to remain mobile, with the opportunity to socialise with others. The services we provide are in line with the National Service Framework for Older People (NSF 2002). We work to ensure that older people have the opportunities to stay fit, healthy and fulfilled, while reducing social and health care costs for local and national governments. Our strategic objectives are to: Improve the general health and well-being of older people. Enhance their feelings of well-being, ensuring respect and protection of dignity. Reduce social and health costs, so that funds can be used in other areas of health priority. Build a sustainable and focused organisation that will help to change the way our society thinks and cares about older people.