Planning tomorrow today.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

We also host an annual Future of Ageing Conference to assemble representatives from Government, business, academia and civil society to discuss how the UK can meet the challenges and the opportunities of a rapidly ageing society. For more information, please click here.

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 partners, to inform important decision-making processes.

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.

We have strong convening power, having over the past year, organised 30 “sold out” events attracting between 30 and 300 people from Government, industry and public policy. ILC-UK is politically independent and frequently attracts speakers including Ministers and opposition spokespeople to our events.

We are a small team of 10, headed by Baroness Sally Greengross as Chief Executive.

The ILC-UK is a registered charity (no. 1080496) incorporated with limited liability in England and Wales (company no. 3798902).

If you would like to support our work producing research and policy analysis and hosting free-to-attend events, please click here to donate to the ILC-UK via our secure donation portal.

International Longevity Centre Global Alliance

The ILC-UK is part of the International Longevity Centre Global Alliance. There are 17 partners across the globe in the United States of America, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, the Dominican Republic, India, South Africa, Argentina, The Netherlands, Israel, Singapore, Czech Republic, China, Brazil, Canada, Australia and Germany.

The alliance is a multinational research and educational consortium, united in a common purpose to understand and address the consequences of population ageing and advancing longevity. Our unique alliance undertakes joint studies and symposia as well as country-specific activities to engage and inform a wide variety of stakeholders from across the globe.

The overarching aim of the alliance is to articulate a call to action from an interdisciplinary, intergenerational and life course perspective - promote and highlight the opportunities and challenges population ageing presents to modern society.


More information about our work across the world is available on our blog.

The ILC-UK Partners Programme

Longevity and demographic change are transforming societies around the world. Businesses, charities, professional bodies and policymakers must together generate a clear vision of the future and develop a plan to get there.

Through the ILC-UK Partners Programme, organisations are exposed to the latest available research and data in the UK, EU and the rest of the world. Partners are helped to understand and plan for changing societal trends and given opportunities to participate in cutting-edge debates to help them remain ahead of policy curves. Membership will help you nudge or shape policy development.

If you are interested in finding out more about our Partners programme or becoming a Partner, please contact us.

The ILC-UK is very grateful to our current Partners:

Audley Retirement Villages
Centre for Ageing Better
Edinburgh Napier University
Housing&Care 21
Hymans Robertson
Independent Age
Legal & General
Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

For more information see our Partners Programme brochure.

ILC-UK Funders

In addition to our Partners Programme, ILC-UK attracts funding for commissioned research and events. Recent funders of ILC-UK research include:

Age UK
Alzheimer’s Society
Anchor Trust
Bristol University
Building Societies Association
Care England
Cass Business School
Centre for Ageing Better
Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
Department of Health
Economic & Social Research Council
European Health and Nutrition Alliance
First Port
ILC Global Alliance
Ince & Co
Independent Age
Kent University
London School of Economics
McCarthy & Stone
Royal London
Sanofi Pasteur
The Great Britain Saskawa Foundation
The Utley Foundation
The Whiteley Homes Trust
University of London
University of Stirling
VDI/VDE Innovation und Technik
Wellcome Trust


ILC-UK workshops and training events

ILC-UK organise workshops and training events to help individuals and organisations maximise their understanding of the impact of our ageing society. Details of forthcoming workshops will be available on the events page of our website soon.

ILC-UK organise bespoke workshops for organisations and companies, specifically designed to your interests. For example, we will run future sessions on specific aspects of ageing (e.g. dementia; older workers; economics of ageing).

ILC-UK also run workshops and present to Corporate and Charity Board’s on the opportunities and challenges of ageing. Please contact David Sinclair for more information on these workshops and presentations.

More information about our work across the world is available on our blog.

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