The NSW Ageing Strategy was first released in 2012 as a ‘living’ document. In 2016, it was revised from the ground-up, based on the themes and ideas brought forward by older people.
To ensure the renewed Strategy is evidence-based and informed by older people and key partners, we consulted with people from across NSW. This included:
Overall, we heard from more than 4,300 older people of varying ages, cultural backgrounds and locations in NSW. The results are reflected throughout the Strategy. They helped us to better understand and respond to the needs of older people.
We are committed to speaking with and hearing from older people and other partners in government, the community and the private sector across NSW over the life of the Strategy.
The Strategy draws on research on the experiences of our ageing population. We undertook research specifically for the Strategy, as well as using the extensive literature that already exists. We will continue to support research that helps us to understand the needs of older people.
The Strategy also reflects the findings of the independent evaluation of the original NSW Ageing Strategy.