The Cabinet Office and Nesta have announced a challenge with a £100,000 prize fund to help tackle the problem of isolation in old age.
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said:
It’s very encouraging how many people would like to help reduce loneliness in our communities. Through this Challenge Prize we are looking to support great new ideas that will make it easier for more people to get involved and make a positive difference.
The Ageing Well challenge, which is run by Nesta’s Centre for Challenge Prizes and funded by the Cabinet Office, seeks ideas to reduce the isolation and increase the mobility of vulnerable older people, by creating new opportunities for people to give time, skills and resources. The deadline to submit ideas to the Ageing Well challenge is 14 September 2012 and application is via www.nesta.org.uk/givingchallenges.
Full details are available on the Cabinet Office web site.