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Employers ‘letting down’ over 50s on risks of alcohol in later life – new report

  • Recent retirees are more likely to drink every day
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he Rt Hon. Stephen Dorrell, Chair of the NHS Confederation and former Secretary of State for Health and former Chair of the Health Select Committee, and Dwayne Johnson, Director of Adult Social

The Centre for Ageing Better has commissioned International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), along with Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing to conduct a review into inequalities

Research from Cass Business School and the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has found growing inequalities in adult life expectancy.

Based on data from the Human Mortality Database,

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- New report points to link between ‘extra care housing’ and reduced loneliness levels
- Research also finds that those in ‘extra care housing’ feel a high degree of

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“Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding, argues ILC-UK in a new

 

The ILC-UK today urges mortgage providers to better understand, and respond to, the increasing numbers of retirees taking loans into retirement. 

Speaking at a conference organised

Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the

A new report published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) highlights the need for ongoing support for carers once they stop caregiving. Whilst the report shows an

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A nationwide end-of-life rights outreach service, My Life, My Decision, launches today (Thursday 27th November) in London with Care Minister the Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Baroness Greengross OBE and

The social stigma which surrounds dementia is impeding early diagnosis, care and research into the disease, according to a new report by thr ILC-UK

The report, New perspectives and approaches to

A growing generation of older men is facing a future of increased isolation. Meanwhile, the number of older men aged 65+ living alone is projected to rise by 65% between now and 2030. That’s

The Ready for Ageing Alliance today launches its manifesto for action entitled ‘Getting Ready for Ageing’.  The report calls on policymakers in Government and beyond to start

The coalition urges individuals to keep fit, eat healthy, plan ahead and listen to a little One Direction.

The Ready for Ageing Alliance has set out an eleven point prescription to help

97% of the fall in annuity rates down to increased longevity and low investment returns

Many lifetime annuities offer fair value for money according to new research by Jonquil Lowe of the True

Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless Government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, argues the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

Local and national policy-makers are failing to ensure that our communities meet the needs of all ages according to a new report, Community Matters. Making our Communities Ready for Ageing.

The Government should create a state-run “Equity Bank” to help low income older people generate extra income from their property argues a new report. “The UK Equity Bank”

Using data from the UK’s largest social survey, Understanding Society, new research reveals that people who are struggling to manage their finances in old age have eight times the odds of

Report urges greater role for pharmacy in adult immunisation; the introduction of adult vaccination record card; and a review of whether the approach to vaccination of social care workers is

Using new data from UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) and ILC-UK have produced preliminary findings about the ‘oldest

“Nudge or Compel?: Can behavioural economics tackle the digital exclusion of older people?”, supported by social investor Nominet Trust, explores how we can use behavioural economics

Almost ten per cent of older people do not have a current account according to new research by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), and Age UK.

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The number of people aged 50 plus being socially excluded from decent housing, public transport and local amenities rose sharply over a six year period, according to new research carried

ILC-UK calls for a national debate on the future of the care home

A new “futures” report, published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), argues that the care

Government should support the creation of new financial services products to better incentivise saving

The Government must develop a financial citizenship approach to long term saving argues the

Press release from ILC-UK/Actuarial Profession event: Measuring Quality of Life

Maintaining social relationships and mobility in old age are so important for general well-being that some elderly

Publications

The Teaching Care Home, above all else, aimed to champion, empower and inspire the sector and create a legacy of learning for future care homes and nursing in the sector.

This report investigates the possible benefits of retirement village life with respect to life expectancy.

What factors affect our experiences of our intimate relationships as we grow older? This report examines the sexual and intimate lives of older adults, using survey data of men and women aged 50

The Ready for Ageing Alliance assess the Government's response to our rapidly ageing society and finds the UK is still not ready.

Despite significant increases in the numbers of older people living alone, half of all older people with care needs haven’t made adaptations to their homes to make them easier to live in.

A hidden population of over 50s at increasing risk from their drinking may well be hidden in plain sight according to the first 'State of the Nation' report from Drink Wise, Age Well.

Pension fund investments and economic stagnation

It will take more than a ‘nudge’ for UK pension funds to adopt long term investment strategies. The Government must address the key

This new report, funded by Audley Retirement and Bupa, has found that extra care housing can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness

This report seeks to bust the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK – so called baby boomers – who have benefitted at the expense of younger age

In this new White Paper for the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding we argue that “Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in

The Missing Million research, undertaken by ILC-UK with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.

Age at death will increasingly cluster in the 90s and the life expectancy of men and women will converge, according to a study by academics from Cass Business School in partnership with the ILC-UK.

Over the past decade the divorce rate for the over-60s has grown dramatically, creating challenges around finances and how to ensure mental and physical well-being among the ‘silver

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.

This new compendium of essays examines the social stigma which surrounds dementia, highlighting that stigma is impending early diagnosis, care and research into the disease.

In an eleven point prescription, the Ready for Ageing Alliance has urged individuals to prepare for ageing by keeping fit, eating healthy, planning ahead and listening to a little One Direction.

Why lifetime annuities should still be part of good financial advice in the post-pension-liberalisation world.

The second annual Factpack on ageing and demographic change from the ILC-UK.

A report from ILC-UK and Age UK, taking a futures perspective on how communities need to adapt to an ageing society.

With the independence vote on the horizon, Scotland’s policymakers must face up to the challenges of a falling working age population while also tackling significant public health challenges

A PFRC/ILC-UK report : 'What is the relationship between financial satisfaction and happiness among older people?'

An examination of the UK adult immunisation policy framework in light of new European research conducted by SAATI (Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation).

A briefing from ILC-UK and the Personal Finance Research Centre on the 85+ age group with new findings from Understanding Society

The development of a whole new financial savings product called Personal Care Savings Bonds (PCSBs) could help ease the social care funding crisis facing the UK.

A Compendium of Essays highlighting the challenges and opportunities of ageing for women, launched in celebration of International Women’s Day 2013.

How can we use 'nudge' tactics to remove behavioural barriers for older people getting online?

This learning resource pack is designed to help deliver end of life care for residents of extra care housing.

People in their fifties increasingly excluded from society says new research.

This new ‘futures’ report draws on the challenges facing residential care homes over the next 20 years. ILC-UK argues for the care home to become a ‘community hub’,

In the wake of the global financial crisis, public debate has been dominated by the implications of the uncertain economic climate we are living in.

ILC-UK report examining the research base on centenarians and calling for policy to reflect increase in extreme longevity

ILC-UK report on the barriers to ‘gradual retirement’ and ‘extended working lives’ in the pensions system.

ILC-UK policy brief discussing the options for supporting self-regulation by older drivers.

Extra Care Housing could play a major part in delivering better health outcomes and reducing the long term care costs facing older people

ILC-UK calls for a gendered approach and response to dementia

A report on a symposium held in Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London

This report highlights the omission of ageing and of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias from the current focus of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, taking

Sexuality, intimacy, sexual behaviour and dementia in care homes

A background paper for the OECD on policy reforms to support active and healthy ageing.

Increasing numbers of older people, higher expectations for ‘a good life’, and demands on health and social care services, have led to international interest in improving and measuring

The increasing proportion of very old people in the population means that how to 'age well', even in later old age, is now an important issue for policymakers and researchers, as well as

Events

19th September 2012, 08:15 (for an 08:30 start) - 09:30, ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, Westminster, SW1P 3QB

The concept of social exclusion explicitly recognises that material exclusion is both

The UK has a chronic under-saving problem, which has been exacerbated by the financial crisis and economic downturn.

On behalf of the Government, the Office of National Statistics is devising a new method of measuring quality of life in Britain in an attempt to improve national wellbeing and happiness. This