Years Ahead is a business-to-business consultancy, with an unusual mix of commercial and clinical expertise, working exclusively in the field of ageing, independent living and Assistive Technology.
We work with, and support, organisations, both private and public, whose products and services aim to make the process of ageing easier for self-funding consumers and public sector service users. We provide expert knowledge, advice, training and undertake consumer research studies. We also provide help and advice directly to self-funding consumers, on behalf of our clients, in the form of occupational therapy assessment and information services. Years Ahead does not sell or manufacture products.
Formed in 2007, we have worked with a variety of organisations to assist in developing their propositions. This is particularly relevant as the independent living market place opens up, in the wake of changes the Government is making to public services, which are now shaping much of the thinking and delivery of health and social services at a local level.
Our knowledge base is informed by both our extensive research studies with consumers and our participation in a number of long-term, University led projects, looking both at specific areas of daily living, the development of the wider market and the barriers to adoption of Assistive Living Technologies.
Sitting alongside our consultancy is our social enterprise arm – the not-for-profit Better Living Trust – into which we channel a proportion of our profits. The Trust aims to promote independent living by improving consumer knowledge and understanding, and through this, choice.
The Better Living Trust
The social enterprise arm of Years Ahead
In setting up the new business the co-founders are committed to channelling a proportion of funds back into the independent living sector to promote consumer knowledge and understanding, and through this, choice.
The Better Living Trust has been registered and has received its first donation. Our aim is for the Trust to be the vehicle through which we will progress the cause of positive ageing through research and partnerships that increase knowledge and learning in this area.
Expressions of interest in forming partnerships are welcomed.