Centre for Policy on Ageing, UK
Established in 1947, the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA) was set up by the Nuffield Foundation to focus on the needs of older people. Today, CPA's work is primarily directed towards informing and influencing service providers on what older people themselves want and need.
CPA is an independent centre of research and reference that aims to formulate and encourage policies to enable a full life in older age. It also promotes debates about ageing, raises awareness of older people's needs and spreads good practice.
CPA's work covers a range of issues, including health and social services, residential and community care, religious beliefs, living arrangements, transport, citizenship and leisure activities.
CPA joined the HelpAge network in 1989 and became an affiliate in 2004.