Learn about our main research projects in specific areas of older people’s health.

Friends laughing outside a coffee shop.

Promoting sexual health in older adults

A couple support an older man who needs assistance to walk.

Chronic conditions and later-life disability

Older man using a tablet. Images by Photographer Peter Kindersley.

Digitalisation of Health Care Services

Man holding a walking stick.

Frailty data

Man wearing sunglasses outside in the street.

Rapid evidence syntheses on key topics

A man being guided through some arm exercises.

Future trends in disability in old age

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The impact of Care Act Easements under the Coronavirus Act 2020

Woman enjoying a virtual celebration.

Older people’s alcohol use during COVID-19

Medical team discussing notes.

Improving discussions about resuscitation for relatives in COVID-19

A couple at the park.

Palliative/end of life care for people of African and Caribbean descent (PEACE)

An elderly lady preparing a meal at home.

Unmet needs for support to maintain independence in later life

A couple sitting together on the bus.

Narrowing the gap in disability-free life expectancy

A couple holding hands while walking in the park.

Is caring for older people a social determinant of health?

Person relaxing in an armchair at home.

Preferences for new models of social care

More about our research

Rapid responses

See our responses to requests from the Department of Health and Social Care and other bodies.

COVID-19 research

View our research into the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare for older people.

Get involved

Find out how to get involved with our research.


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