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East Midlands Later Life Forum

The East Midlands Later Life Forum is one of nine groups of the English Forums On Ageing, established by the Government as part of its response to age and ageing in the 21st Century. It is a strategic partnership bringing together older people with partners from the public, private, voluntary and community sectors across the East Midlands to prepare a response to the impact of the changing demographics in the region. Our strapline is "Working Together in Partnership to make a Difference".

In May 2016 EMLLF commenced a six month period of transition with funding provided by the Department for Work and Pensions. The prime objective is to ensure sustainability for the future. EMLLF is working with other Forum networks across England to establish a new national body which will be launched in 2016.

The aims of the East Midlands Later Life Forum are to:

  • a) enhance the quality of life of older people within local communities;
  • b) improve the engagement and involvement of older people
  • c) increase economic wellbeing and opportunities for current and future older people living in the East Midlands.

The success of the Later Life Forum is based on co-operation and collaboration between partner organisations and older people, and co-production to deliver solutions together. The Forum has a unique place as a partnership within the East Midlands, having a singular focus on later life.


The East Midlands Later Life Forum has covered several themes at its meetings to share information on activity across the East Midlands:

  • The legacy of the Ageing Well Programme - an initiative with Local Government.
  • Equalities and Diversity in the Police - reaching out to older people.
  • The National Energy Alliance - making a difference for older people by tackling the issue of fuel poverty.
  • Retirement in Rural Areas.
  • East Midlands Dementia Alliance - its remit and work.
  • Contact the Elderly - providing local responses to combat isolation and loneliness.