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 Commission’s report on the future funding of adult social care. The ‘partnership’ model it recommends strikes a fair balance between individual and state and ensures that the highest costs, which frequently occur at the end of life, will not fall on individuals and their families. The private sector should now be able to develop affordable products while shielding individuals from potentially financially catastrophic costs.

So while a window of opportunity has opened up, some interesting communication and messaging challenges still lay ahead of us. To get things moving it is critically important that, as the report recommends, Government should set up a working group of central government, local government, the financial services industry, the Financial Services Authority and interested third-sector organisations to consider how to enable the development of an effective market which supports consumers in making sound choices.




Are you looking for a short-term paid role in a think tank over the summer?
The independent think tank the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is seeking a summer intern to start on Monday 23 July. The intern would work 4 days a week for a period of 4 weeks, with the possibility of extension.

New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake

Ben Franklin, Assistant Director of Research and Policy comments on the role of public policy, industry and consumer bodies in assisting the regulator to protect consumers.

On 19th June entries opened for the Innovating for Ageing initiative, a competition to identify solutions to the challenges facing vulnerable consumers.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have analysed the submissions and created a shortlist to take forward that helps deal with ageing issues such as cognitive decline, failing physical health, loneliness and digital exclusion.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation.