Frequently Asked Questions about the Healthy Ageing Challenge Community of Practice
Find out more about what a Community of Practice is and the common interests uniting our members.
What is the Community of Practice?
A Community of Practice is a group of people who come together to share and learn from one another - either face-to-face or virtually. The group are held together by a common interest with a desire and need to share problems, experiences, insights, templates, tools, and best practices.
In the case of the Healthy Ageing Challenge, there is a broad community of organisations involved who share a common interest in developing solutions that support people to age well.
Who makes up the Community of Practice?
Within the Community of Practice we have different levels of interest and involvement – as a core, wider and extended community.
The ‘core’ Community of Practice, which is made up of organisations funded by the Healthy Ageing Challenge is currently the most developed part of the community. It includes a more focused interest amongst the Discovery and Implementation trailblazers; collaborations who are seeking to demonstrate the viability, scalability, transferability and sustainability of new services, service models and innovations. It also includes the Catalysts, academics based at UK research organisations who are exploring new and innovative high-risk, high-reward ideas with the potential to transform the physical, mental or social well-being of people as they age.
Within this community there are also specific interests represented by the challenge team and the research director who will feed in and extract insight relating to the wider challenge fund activities.
The Community of Practice was established in Spring 2020 and is continuously growing and evolving.
Can anyone join the Community of Practice?
Yes – the extended Community of Practice is open to anyone with an interest in the work of the Healthy Ageing Challenge. As the lifespan of the Healthy Ageing Challenge grows, our wider and extended Community will also grow. We will be holding events including an annual conference for the extended Community of Practice, as well as sending out regular updates about opportunities to get involved. You can sign up to hear news and developments from us here
How can I get involved or find out more?
If you have expertise or research that might be relevant to Community members we would love to hear from you – please get in touch via email.
To keep up to date with news and developments from the Community of Practice please sign up to hear from us here