Covid-19 and inequality: developing an age-friendly strategy for recovery in low income communities
The paper by the Manchester Urban Ageing Group was published by the Journal of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults.
Members of MICRA's Manchester Urban Ageing Group (MUARG) have authored the paper “Covid-19 and inequality: developing an age-friendly strategy for recovery in low income communities”.
The paper explores the social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on issues facing older people living in urban areas characterised by multiple deprivation.
The paper identifies and reviews a wide range of inequalities. In light of these, it then discusses ‘developing age-friendly recovery planning’. The authors sketch out an agenda based around five main themes:
- Prioritising areas of multiple deprivation in future government spending
- Developing locally-based partnerships working across organisational boundaries
- Challenging social inequality, stigma, and discrimination
- Changing the narrative on ageing and combatting ageism
- Integrating social science research with policy.