About Rural Wisdom

What are we doing?

Rural Wisdom is a community development and shared learning project that explores the impact of community-based activities that are led by older people living in rural areas.

  • We're tackling the issues that older people identify as priorities for their communities and makes opportunities for older people to shape their community to make it work well for them and for other people who live there.
  • We're developing community-led activities that include and support older people and activities that make local communities work well for people as they get older.
  • We're building on and encouraging the strengths and experience that older people bring, and encourages other people to value and support this.
  • We're exploring ways to identify and show the impact of these activities and the contribution to bigger changes.

Where are we working?

The Rural Wisdom project is based in locations in Scotland and Wales, but has been designed to benefit people across the UK.

We will share what we learn both with all the other people and places taking part in this project and with others who are interested in these issues and innovative approaches.

The project also enables people living and working in rural areas to learn from and apply learning from related developments that will be taking place across the UK over the next 5 years.