Lifelong Health and Wellbeing

Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) is a major cross-council initiative supporting multi-disciplinary research addressing factors across the life course that influence healthy ageing and wellbeing in later life. 

Background

LLHW is a major cross-council initiative involving:

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • UK health departments

It supports multidisciplinary research, addressing factors across the life course that influence healthy ageing and wellbeing in later life.

The initiative aims to:

  • Lead to improvements in health and quality of later life
  • Inform policy and practice
  • Increase capacity building in ageing-related research

The arts and humanities can make a significant contribution towards the understanding and enrichment of older people’s lives. The LLHW programme gives arts and humanities researchers the opportunity to work with other disciplines to produce multidisciplinary research.

For further background about the LLHW programme visit the MRC: Lifelong Health and Wellbeing website or email: llhw@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk.