Sheffield Hallam awarded £300k from UKRI for healthy ageing project

Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded £300,000 for a healthy ageing project that will address some of the barriers faced by older adults who struggle to participate in traditional exercise

The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded project is being delivered in partnership with Innerva, a Yorkshire-based provider of power-assisted exercise equipment for people who struggle with conventional exercise. The total funding for the project is £1.1 million.  

The research team will spend the first six months working with older adults to understand their motivators and barriers to exercise, while also working with private and public sector providers to determine their challenges in engaging with older adults. The project will last 24 months.

For more information and the full website, visit The Sheffield Hallam University website