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Enjoy life long into old age

Essex is full of people who have enjoyed a long, fruitful life here – the people who built our county. And it has the potential to offer everyone the same excellent quality of life as they live and grow old here.

Our ambition is to ensure more people get the chance to achieve that quality of life: to enjoy independent, healthy, safer lives by using new technologies to deliver new forms of care, supporting individuals and families to care for each other, encouraging healthy and active lifestyles and by addressing the many needs of an ageing population that will continue to have a higher average age than the rest of the country.

Our priority... Reducing the gap in life expectancy, tackling avoidable physical and mental illnesses and promoting independence wherever possible.

To see activity taking place around this ambition, please click here.

Click here for our third ambition to Provide an Equal Foundation for Every Child.