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Healthy Ageing

At the Health Innovation Network we recognise that ageing, together with an accumulation of health and social changes over time, may result in increasing frailty.

These changes can happen more quickly for some people than others and can often be reversed or overcome quite simply.
The Healthy Ageing clinical theme is primarily concerned with the promotion of healthy living and the prevention and management of illness and disability affecting older people. Our work programme reflects the interests of our member organisations and our experiences to date, and contributes to our overall ambition for ‘healthy ageing’ in the south London population.

Measuring Dementia Outcomes

Transfer of Care: The ‘Red Bag’ Project in Care Homes

South London Care and Nursing Homes Network

Implementing optimal falls risk assessment in memory services

Care Home Pioneer Programme

Falls Prevention


The Team

David Bradley

Senior Responsible Officer, Healthy Ageing

Krystal Wong

Project Support Officer, Healthy Ageing

Krystal is the Project Support Officer for the Diabetes and Healthy Ageing programmes at the HIN. She holds a BSc in Health Sciences and has a strong interest in health promotion and community development. Previously, she worked for various non-profit health organisations including Diabetes Canada on a Type 2 diabetes prevention/healthy eating and cooking programme.

Caroline Chill

Clinical Director, Healthy Ageing

Carrie is a freelance practicing GP in Merton. Her previous clinical leadership roles include developing the local end of life care strategy for Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust and the Nelson Practice; and the Clinical Director for Unplanned care and Older and Vulnerable adults.

Rebecca Jarvis

Programme Director, Healthy Ageing

Rebecca has spent much of her career working in project and programme management across health and social care organisations. She has also worked as a joint strategic commissioner for Bromley Council and Bromley PCT (now CCG) of services for older people and carers and a programme manager for the Diabetes Modernisation Initiative in Lambeth and Southwark.

Aileen Jackson

Senior Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Aileen is a senior project manager for the Healthy Ageing programme and also the mental health lead for the HIN. She has worked extensively in the health and social care sector including: commissioning, service development, workforce development and social work management and delivery. She is also a qualified trainer and a registered social worker.

Don Shenker

Project Manager, Healthy Ageing

Don leads on the HIN’s Enhanced Health in Care Homes Framework and vanguard programme. He has a background in substance misuse, research and policy. Before joining the HIN, Don founded the Alcohol Health Network, a social enterprise raising alcohol awareness. Don has a Masters in Care, Policy and Management.

News, blogs and events

October 19, 2017

Keeping active is a vital part of keeping steady

April 12, 2017

SBRI Healthcare supports novel technologies that aim to revolutio…

March 16, 2017

Meeting the challenge of dementia

February 17, 2017

Innovator of the month

December 18, 2016

What it’s like to deliver enhanced health in care homes

December 2, 2016

Watch our Music Mirrors life story resource film

October 12, 2016

New conference shares best practice to offer older people better,…

September 20, 2016

Event One Dementia