The Age-Friendly Tyburn project is funded through Ageing Better in Birmingham which is led by Birmingham Voluntary Services Council (BVSC). It is a two-year initiative investigating the degree to which the physical environment of Tyburn contributes to or exacerbates the social isolation of older people.
Ageing Better in Birmingham’s Local Action Plan for the Tyburn area looks at addressing the underlying root causes of older adults’ isolation within the area.
Working in Castle Vale, Pype Hayes, Birches Green and parts of Bromford, Sustrans is working with the community to undertake an audit of the local street scene. This will help to identify issues which make travel and connectivity more difficult.
This project is one of five that form part of Ageing Better in Birmingham’s Local Action Plan for the Tyburn area, which looks at addressing the underlying root causes of older adults’ isolation within the area.
This report brings together the findings of the Year 1 audit process. It also sets out how its conclusions will shape the project’s second year and ultimately the long-term plan that will enable the delivery of an ‘age-friendly’ Tyburn neighbourhood.
The initial stages of the project are about exploring and auditing what the physical environment is like and identifying opportunities and ideas to make positive changes.
The audit is leading to the development and trialling of some of these ideas to enhance the neighbourhood environment so that it becomes more age-friendly and easier to access.
The trials will initially be low cost and short-term, but with the view to using them as evidence to propose lasting positive changes through the development of a five to ten-year plan.