Opportunity Age

Opportunity Age – Opportunity and security throughout life

Opportunity Age is the Government's strategy for an ageing society. The strategy aims to end the perception of older people as dependent; ensure that longer life is healthy and fulfilling; and that older people are full participants in society. It was first published in ‘Opportunity Age: Meeting the challenges of ageing in the 21st century’ in March 2005.

Coordinated and led by the DWP Secretary of State, in his role as Champion for Older People, the strategy focuses on three key areas:

It also sets out what steps Government, at national and local level, must do in order to organise ourselves to deliver the strategy.

You can keep up to date with all Opportunity Age developments and progress here, as well as reading the First report on this site.