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    • Man at allotment Why take part?

      The government has already used what you say to inform pensions and social care policy.

      Thanks to the unique information you give us, the government takes notice of what ELSA members are saying.

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  • Contact us

    Find out how to contact us if you need to let us know you have changed your address or you have a question to ask about ELSA. 

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  • ELSA 50+ Memory and Thinking

    How does our memory and thinking change as we get older?

    ELSA 50+ Memory and Thinking is a special additional part of ELSA 50+ Health and Life, looking at how people’s memory and thinking changes as they get older.

    Some ELSA participants aged 60 and over will be invited to take part in this interview in 2022/2023.

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    •   Here is my opportunity to do something positive ... to improve things in the future  

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    • Street scene Why have I been chosen?

      Whoever you are, whatever your situation is - your experiences are important to us.

      We want to hear about the lives of everyone aged 50 and over.  

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    • pink-handshake2 Our pledge to you

      We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information. 

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  • What’s involved?

    One of our interviewers will call you to arrange an interview at a time that suits you. The interview itself is really relaxed – there’s no need to prepare and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer. 

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  • Who are NatCen?

    We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For the last 50 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run. 

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    • Elderly men Latest news and findings

      Discover the latest findings and what the ELSA team is up to. 

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  • Privacy notice

    In this privacy notice, we explain the legal basis for data processing, who will have access to your personal data, how your data will be used, stored and deleted and who you can contact with a query or a complaint.

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  • Activity monitors

    Some of you will be asked if you are willing to wear an activity monitor continuously for 8 days and nights to monitor your physical activity.

    Information collected by the activity monitors will help researchers to better understand how physical activity affects health.

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  • Have you been asked to do the interview on behalf of someone else?

    Sometimes our respondents cannot take part in their ELSA interview on their own but are happy to remain involved with this important study. In such cases, we ask someone close to them to complete the interview on their behalf.

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