MICRA researchers author blog on COVID-19 and age inequality

The blog is titled 'Locked down by inequality: Why place matters for older people during COVID-19'.

Professor Chris Phillipson of MICRA along with MUARG Director Tine Buffel, Patty Doran, Sophie Yarker and Camilla Lewis have put together the latest Policy@Manchester blog on inequality, older people and COVID-19.

They argue for a new community development policy to assist the most deprived neighbourhoods in the UK. The policy will need to comprise of funding, locally-based partnerships, and the challenging of discrimination.

Given the risk for greater age segregation occurring as a result of COVID-19, the blog states that it is essential to foster contact between generations, challenge ageist stereotypes, and highlight the diversity of experiences in later life.

Read the full blog.

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