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As the population in England is ageing adults above the age of 50 are increasing by the year. We're carrying out this research to find out more about the lives of people in this influential age group.
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.
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.
Here is my opportunity to do something positive ... to improve things in the future
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.
We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information.
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.
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.
Discover the latest findings and what the ELSA team is up to.
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.
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.
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.