he ILC-UK has launched a Commission Inquiry on Health and Wellbeing Innovation, supported by Audley Retirement Villages and EY.



he UK has

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For Immediate Release

Friday 6th April 2018

Just and ILC-UK ‘Innovating for Ageing’ project calls for submissions on problems relating to consumer vulnerability

A new report providing a robust and unique examination into the benefits of music-based interventions for people with dementia will be presented to an audience of MPs, celebrities, policy-makers,

From all of us at ILC-UK, thank you for all of your support over the past year.

Without the ongoing commitment of stakeholders from Government, business, academia and civil society we would be

In May this year, ILC-UK conducted a study mission to Japan supported by our sister organisation, ILC-Japan, and funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa

  • mprovements to life expectancy and mortality rates have slowed across Europe during austerity years (2009 – 13)
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  • he UK has seen the greatest fall in subjective health, with people of

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hink tank urges Government to ensure that more social care workers are protected against the flu
esponding to Simon Stevens’ call that NHS Trusts make an additional

This year's Future of Ageing Conference will play host to 10 different panel debates covering everything from automating care, ageism, innovation in housing and the end of life.

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For Immediate Release

5 December 2016

Think Tank urges action to improve uptake of Shingles Vaccine among older people

Responding to the news of falls in uptake of the

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

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The end of formal adult social care?

  • UK heading towards the bottom of OECD league table for spending on care as proportion of

Rethinking Cancer, a new report by the International Longevity Centre- UK (ILC-UK) quantifies the cost of cancer to the UK economy, its families and its communities. The independent report,

- 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

On the 24th November 2015, ILC-UK will be holding a day conference on ‘The Future of Ageing’. We will paint a picture of the future of ageing and explore the challenges and

  • hink tank urges continued focus on preventing ill health as research highlights that ill health and inactivity is not inevitable.
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  • ge UK announce plans for annual “Greengross Lecture&

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

Savers could buy £1 bonds for chance to win cash prizes in monthly draws.

A premium bond-style savings plan could help solve Britain’s elderly care funding crisis, academics say.

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

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

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

Allow older drivers to voluntarily restrict their driving licences, argues International Longevity Centre-UK.

There is a clear need for policy-makers to consider the implications of an ageing

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

New research, which uses longitudinal data from three

ILC-UK Chief Executive comments on the Commission on Funding of Care and Support

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK, said:

I greatly welcome today’s publication of the Dilnot

ILC-UK join alliance of organisations calling for cross-party consensus on care

The International Longevity Centre – UK has joined forces with a number of organisations to send an open

The ILC-UK is pleased to announce the start of a major research project into the lives of older carers, which is being funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

The research project, called '


This report, supported by ARCO discusses the issue of terminology around later life housing and housing-with-care in the UK and other international contexts.

A report from the Commission on Dementia and Music.

This report explores the relationship between austerity policies and public health across Europe.

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.

This report examines the support grandparents who provide childcare to their grandchildren receive, and how grandparents feel about providing it.

This new ILC-UK/Cass Business School report explores different methods of funding long term care insurance. 

In this follow up to ILC-UK's 2015 report ‘Moved to Care’, jointly produced with Independent Age, we update our analysis of the future workforce shortages in adult social care in

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 new report from the ILC-UK, commissioned by the Department for Health, is the first of its kind to examine a newly developed role in the adult social care sector.

Detailed analysis of the social care funding measures outlined in the Spending Review, conducted by the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding and supported by Age UK reveals a bleak future for

The adult social care sector in England faces a gap of 200,000 care workers by the end of this Parliament because of restrictions on immigration and a failure to attract British workers. Longer

This report quantifies the cost of cancer to the UK economy, its families and its communities.

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

The whole of Europe is going grey, but in Europe’s Ageing Demography, we show that Eastern Europe will be hit the hardest by the brewing demographic storm.

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.

A brief examining the demands that will be placed on the care workforce over the coming decades

We all know that people are living longer but how is that changing our society?

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

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

‘Creating sustainable health and care systems in ageing societies’, co-authored by the International Longevity Centre-UK, was launched at the Global Health Policy Summit on August 1st

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’,

This ILC-UK think-piece seeks to widen the debate on funding long term care

On 1st July 2010, NESTA organised an event which posed the question “Can the web provide innovative solutions to help transform care for older people”.

The International Longevity Centre – UK was commissioned by the JRF to produce a review on the 'Equality and diversity and older people with high support needs'

Personalisation, Nutrition and the Role of Community Meals

“Green Paper” Debate: The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People

This report summarises the discussions of two working groups convened by the ILC-UK to explore the ‘National Care Fund’ model, originally set out in the February 2008 ILC-UK publication:

A research brief for local authorities engaged in developing, planning and delivering services to support older carers.

An introduction and overview to the multiple different models available for funding long-term care in the UK.

Research exploring the effect of unpaid care provision on the lives of older people.

A discussion paper to accompany the publication of the 'Living and Caring?' research, which considers the implications of the research findings for policymakers.

This paper follows on from the publication of 'A National Care Fund for Long-term Care'. The paper develops, responds to and discusses various questions and critiques raised by this

This discussion paper puts forward a radical new vision for funding older people’s long-term care - one of the UK's biggest public policy challenges.

This policy brief accompanies the publication of 'A National Care Fund for Long-term Care', and summarises the key points of this discussion paper for policymakers.

A policymaker's guide to the important and evolving agenda for the integration of health and social care.


A private roundtable discussion to allow contributers to provide expert input into a new paper on adult social care.

Following the publication of the Dilnot Report, this event explored the future of care.

Private meeting at the Conservative Party Conference

Private meeting at the Labour Party Conference

Private meeting at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference

The launch of new research into the benefits of extra care housing.

The Future of Care Funding Seminar Series.

The Future of Care Funding Seminar Series.

The Future of Care Funding Seminar Series.

It has finally happened. After many years in the political wilderness, the issue of long-term care funding has entered the mainstream of political debate. Despite the global recession and ‘

This seminar featured new research evaluating ‘care coordination services’ and its potential for creating preventative savings in health and social care.

The launch of major new research into the effects of care provision, made possible by the Nuffield Foundation.

The future funding of long-term care for older people is one of the biggest public policy challenges confronting the UK Government.