EVENTS:

Care,Communities and Housing,Global Ageing

ILC-UK will be holding a report launch, panel discussion and drinks reception on international perspectives for stimulating the UK Housing-with-Care sector, kindly supported by the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), on Tuesday 30th January 2018 in London.

There are important questions around how prepared the UK is to meet the housing and social care needs of older people as population ageing continues to reshape society. Appropriate housing options to facilitate ageing in place can be a powerful tool to address these issues – enabling older people wishing to downsize to do so, and providing an efficient and preventative way of addressing health and social care demands. However, the UK lags behind a number of other countries in the provision of specialist later life housing.

To help identify what might facilitate or encourage more movement in this area, ILC-UK conducted research with support from ARCO to learn from countries with more success in developing their specialist retirement housing sector. We investigated this issue in published literature, through a stakeholder roundtable in London, and with a series of expert interviews in the UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, looking at how factors related to legislation, regulation, and the cultural context might influence housing-with-care provision.

During the event, we will hear from report author and ILC-UK Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brian Beach, who will highlight a number of recommendations that could help development of this sector.

This is currently an invitation only event. If you are interested in attending, please contact ILC-UK on events@ilcuk.org.uk

Future of Age,Global Ageing

Thursday, 30th June 2016; 14:15 (for a 14:30 start) – 16:30; House of Lords

We are delighted to be holding the launch of a provocative new exploration of public service provision, the welfare state and democratic governance in the 21st century.

‘The future of the UK welfare state’, our new landmark publication, supported by Munich Re, will be launched on Thursday 30th June 2016. To mark the launch we are inviting parliamentarians, policy makers, academics and members of the press to the House of Lords to hear some of our contributors provide a brief outline of their essays.

As a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change, the ILC-UK is proud to launch this examination of such key policy challenges as the housing market in an ageing population, education in the 21st century, creating a sustainable welfare system and adapting to fundamental shifts in the labour market.

Speakers for this event include:

  • Ben Franklin, Head of Economics of Ageing, ILC-UK
  • Prof. Elsa Fornero, Chair of Economics, University of Turin
  • George Magnus, Senior Independent economic adviser to UBS, and Associate of the China Centre of Oxford University
  • Lord Best, Chair, All Party Parliamentary Group for Housing and Care for Older People
  • Dr Andy Tarrant, Head of Policy at BandCE, Provider of the Peoples Pension
  • Rt Hon. Steve Webb, Director of Policy and External Communications, Royal London
  • Norma Cohen, PhD Candidate and former Demography Correspondent, The Financial Times
  • John Philpott, Director, The Jobs Economist
  • Nusrat Ghani MP, Chair, All Party  Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

This event is now at capacity. If you would like to add your details to the waiting list via the button below:

Eventbrite - The future of the UK welfare state

Kind Regards

David Sinclair
Director, International Longevity Centre - UK

Economics of Age,Future of Age,Global Ageing,Health,International

Thursday 21st April 2016, 12:30 – 14:30, Belgium

ILC-UK held a private lunch debate, supported by Prudential plc, for senior decision makers and policy experts to discuss how Europe can best respond to the economic and social challenges and opportunities emerging as a result of demographic change.

To introduce the debate, Richard Jackson, President of the Global Aging Institute and one of the world’s foremost authorities on ageing, explored the emerging demographic, economic, and social trends shaping the future of retirement. He discussed his most recent research findings on East Asia and the similarities and differences between the outlook there and in Europe.

ILC-UK then presented its own economic analysis of the impact of global demographic change on Europe and highlighted some of the policy implications for Member States.

During the lunch attendees debated:

  • Might Europe’s Growth Strategy be undermined by demographic change?
  • What can Europe learn from how other parts of the world are maximising the economic potential of an ageing society?
  • Is Europe’s Silver Economy well placed to benefit from the world-wide ageing trend?
  • How can initiatives (e.g. Covenant on Demographic Change) focused on helping cities and regions work best?
  • How can the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing help deliver a healthier older age?
  • What more can European policymakers do to help extend working lives and support active and productive ageing?
  • How can businesses help Europe to maximise the economic potential of an ageing society?

Please see below for a summary of the points raised at this roundtable discussion

Economics of Age,Future of Age,Global Ageing,International

Wednesday 20th April 2016,12:30 (for 13:00 start) – 14:30, London

ILC-UK held a private lunch debate, supported by Prudential plc, for senior decision makers and policy experts to discuss how the UK can best respond to the economic and social challenges and opportunities emerging as a result of demographic change.

To introduce the debate, Richard Jackson, President of the Global Aging Institute and one of the world’s foremost authorities on ageing, explored the emerging demographic, economic, and social trends shaping the future of retirement. He discussed his most recent research findings on East Asia and the similarities and differences between the outlook there and in Europe.

ILC-UK then presented its own economic analysis of the impact of global demographic change on the UK and highlighted some of the policy implications.

During the lunch attendees debated:

  • Might the UK’s plans for growth be undermined by demographic change?
  • What can the UK learn from how other parts of the world are maximising the economic potential of an ageing society?
  • Is the UK well placed to benefit from global ageing?
  • Is public policy in the UK adequately responding to demographic change?
  • What should the UK include within its forthcoming “fuller working lives” strategy?
  • How can business help the UK to maximise the economic potential of an ageing society?

Please see below for a summary of the points raised at this roundtable discussion

Economics of Age,Future of Age,Global Ageing

Tuesday 24th February 2015; 10:00 - 16:00; ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3QB

A one day workshop to help individuals and organisations to maximise their understanding of the impact of our ageing society.

This workshop will incorporate expert presentations and discussion on:

  • How our society is ageing? [Understanding demographic change]
  • What are the implications of ageing for our economy? [older consumers; macro-economic impact of ageing; older workers]
  • How are policymakers and companies responding to the challenges of ageing?
  • The future opportunities and challenges of ageing?

The interactive workshop will be limited to 15 participants to allow for discussion. Discussion time will provide an opportunity for you to discuss and consider the impact of demographic change on you and your organisation.


Why should I attend?

Gain a rapid introduction into ageing research and policy in just one day
Network with other organisations interested in ageing
Understand the potential opportunities and challenges which emerge from an ageing society including:

  • the myths and realities of the older consumer
  • the importance of health and care in an ageing society
  • the international context of ageing
  • the role of older workers
  • the role of public policy
  • the role of the private and voluntary sector
  • supporting strong intergenerational relations


Who should attend?
Individuals or organisations:

  • Interested in a rapid introduction to ageing policy and research
  • Interested in marketing to older consumer
  • Interested in how the ageing society will impact on society
  • Interested in managing an older workforce
  • Interested in working with older people

This course will be suitable for people completely new to ageing and to those who want to develop their knowledge and thinking on the issues and challenges ahead.


Dates
The first workshop will take place in central London on Tuesday 24th February 2015; 10:00 - 16:00. Lunch will be included.


Cost
Attendance at workshop:
£400+VAT (corporate)
£250+VAT (not for profit)
Free (ILC-UK Partners Programme Members)

Interested parties must register to attend this course below. We will be unable to accept drop-ins on the day.

Eventbrite - Understanding Ageing – An ILC-UK one day workshop


Cancellations
There is a £50 non-refundable charge on all bookings.
Cancellations within 7 days of the course will be charged 50% of the full cost
Cancellations within 1 day of the course are non-refundable


Other workshops
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.

Equality and Human Rights,Global Ageing

BT Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1, 09:30, 16 October 2007

A one day conference looking at human rights and equality in an ageing world

Coinciding with the launch of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, this conference debated issues around human rights and ageing in a global context.

The conference asked various questions, such as:

  • Why do we need Human Rights in an Ageing World?
  • Practical Perspectives on using Human Rights for Older People
  • Older People as a Protected Class: Desirable or Feasible in Theory and Practice?
  • New Opportunities and Risks of Age Discrimination and Inequality


Speakers at the conference included:

  • Trevor Philips, Chair, Commission for Equality and Human Rights
  • Dr Robert Butler, Chief Executive, ILC-USA
  • Katie Ghose, Director, British Institute of Human Rights
  • Dr Alex Kalache, Director, World Health Organisation’s Ageing and the Lifecourse Programme
  • Sylvia Beales, Policy Manager, HelpAge International