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Following the announcement that nearly 70 high profile organisations have launched a shared vision on healthy ageing, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has responded, outlining the key role physiotherapy plays in realising the vision.

The CSP is one of the signatories of the new Consensus Statement on Healthy Ageing, which was facilitated by the Centre for Ageing Better and Public Health England with an aim of making England the best place in the world to grow older.

The statement has been supported by almost 70 high profile organisations across the UK’s health, housing, employment, research and voluntary sectors and contains five key pledges to ensure people age well.

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In response to the new consensus, CSP Assistant Director Ruth ten Hove said the society is endorsing the statement because physiotherapy plays a key role in supporting people to lead independent, active lives as they age.

She commented: “We are strongly backing this new joint vision. It’s hugely encouraging to see so many organisations, across so many sectors, joining forces to call for the policies, networks and attitudes that can help people live well for longer.”

At the end of September, the CSP announced a joint initiative with the Centre for Ageing Better and Sport England to promote the benefits of maintaining and improving muscle strength as a way to encourage people to stay active and independent.

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