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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

Much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, both in London and Brussels. We have a reputation as a respected think tank which works, often with key partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

Our policy remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We work primarily with central government, but also actively build relationships with local government, the private sector and relevant professional and academic associations.

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NEWS:

Electrical Safety First is urging the Government to put an end to poor quality housing after its report, released today, concludes that one million people aged over 75 currently live in non-decent homes.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) are today announcing plans to explore the case for a second Independent Pensions Commission.

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This report reveals that the current housing stock is putting vulnerable people at risk, and is not fit to allow people to age safely in their own homes, with those living in low-income households or in rural areas most affected.

How consumer appetite for secure retirement income could be supported by the pension reforms.

Human mortality remains at 100 percent; we all eventually die. Ideally, we should all be well informed on end of life choices and how we die should be in our own control.

Dehydration is an unnecessary and potentially dangerous state for those experiencing it.

Harnessing the power of older workers is a vital component of any long-term strategy to rejuvenate economic growth across the Europe.

Growing divorce rates in old age could contribute to increasing isolation and a greater need for formal care, argues the ILC-UK.

BLOGS:

In my last post I described the looming ‘hard landing’ in which incompatible and unsustainable retirement expectations become a political and social battleground. The question is whether we can design, and transition to, a future retirement system that is sustainable, without causing a fracture between generations.

Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people.

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EVENTS:

Monday 23rd February 2015; 10:30 (for an 11:00 start) - 12:30...

Tuesday 24th February 2015; 10:00 - 16:00; ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street,...