The findings of this report have all been gathered through
conversations, with groups, artists, organisations and most
importantly with older men. We've taken to the road, travelling the breadth of the United Kingdom from Glasgow to Bethnal Green, from Rhyl to Belfast and meeting some real characters along the way.
These conversations have highlighted the diversity of this
group that is often too readily described as simply 'older men'.
These groups are made up of men of all shapes and sizes from a
variety of cultural and social backgrounds. It's clear that an over fifties group can often work 'intergenerationally' without the
need to involve any primary school. These discussions opened
up an array of wider debates, from funding and the role of the
NHS to opening the can of worms that is gender stereotypes.
It was these notions of 'being a man' that made the diversity
of the selected case studies so important.