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Kate Jopling

Co-Author of the Centre for Ageing Better Report, Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering

Kate Jopling works as a policy and strategy consultant, focusing mainly on loneliness, ageing, and health and care. She has worked with a range of organisations, including Age UK, Independent Age, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, the Richmond Group of Charities and the Centre for Ageing Better. A former Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Kate also worked for Catch22, and Help the Aged. Her award-winning campaigning work at Help the Aged helped to secure a ban on age discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities and services.

  • Outlining the findings of The Centre for Ageing Better review in collaboration with DCMS into enabling enhanced participation for over 50s
  • Assessing how social action opportunities can be harnessed to improve life satisfaction and social connections for volunteers
  • Evaluating the next steps in addressing barriers to participation for those on low incomes, with poor health or from under-represented backgrounds
  • Discussing how organisations can ensure continued participation amongst older volunteers as they face life changes including disability and ill health