NEWS:

Pensions Minister says the situation is improving for older workers but we must "keep our foot on the accelerator".
 

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

Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The Internation al Longevity Centre have published a major new report about the challenges facing older workers, The missing million: illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s. This is the first in a series of three reports being published on this topic over the next year.

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.

A new business “Age Audit”, published today, includes an 8-point action plan to support companies who want to respond to the challenges and opportunities of ageing.

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 engaging seriously with the trend towards longer lives, which is fundamentally changing our country and our world.

ILC-UK and Electrical Safety First are undertaking an Inquiry into electrical safety in an ageing society, and we are calling for expert opinions on the two broad themes of housing and dementia.

ILC-UK will be hosting the 2014 Global Alliance Annual Conference in London from Sunday 26th October to Wednesday 29th October. The conference will see visits to the UK from representatives of the 14 ILC Global Alliance members.

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