In this edition we cover:

Dates for the Diary

10 November 2009, 16.00 to 18.30. Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London:
ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession Joint “Green Paper” Debate: The Future of Funding Long-term Care for Older People (kindly supported by Nuffield).

We only have a few places left for this event. If you want to register to attend, please email soon as possible as we are likely to need to operate a waiting list for this debate.

On 17 February 2010, ILC and the Actuarial Profession will hold our first joint event in Scotland. Les Mayhew of Cass Business School will speak at the event. We will confirm final details early next year.

 New ILC-UK Publications

The ILC-UK has recently published a new report on Purchased Life Annuities by ILC-UK Fellow, Jackie Wells. The report, ‘Time to Annuitise’ highlights that older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings. The report is available here:

The report was launched at the ILC and Actuarial Profession debate on 13 October. At the same event, Age Concern and Help the Aged launched a policy briefing on the annuities market. This is available at:

New ILC-UK Blog Posts

We have published a number of new posts to the ILC Blog. The posts are accessible through or via the links below.

”Most People are Other People”

Speech Therapy in an Ageing Society

Towards 2012- an opportunity for physical exercise for ALL ages?

October 1st - UN Older People’s Day around the world:

Elections in an ageing world:

Tackling Digital Exclusion:

ILC-UK Out and About

ILC-UK Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross has been involved in a number of recent events:

She gave a keynote speech at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Annual Diversity Conference, 8 October.

Chaired the Just Ageing? Seminar, 13 October, which focused on older people’s employment contributions. She also chaired the final All Party Parliamentary Group Old & Young Together: Intergenerational Futures evidence inquiry session into ‘Intergenerational Fairness in Employment’.

Presented a closing keynote at the Inside Government’s Lifetime Neighbourhoods Conference, 15 October along with a speech at the CPPS: ‘Delivering Excellent Joined –Up Services for People with Dementia’ Seminar, 19 October.

Spoke at two important health conferences: The UK Faculty of Health Informatics ‘Providing High Quality Care for All– ensuring that we address the need for effective information sharing between Health, Social Care and Children’s Services’, and the Protomed ‘Future of Medication Management in Primary Care’, 21 and 22 October respectively.

In Parliament Baroness Greengross joined in the following short debates: ‘Baroness Turner of Camden to ask Her Majesty’s Government how they propose to enable older workers who are able and willing to continue working to do so’, 22 October, and ‘Baroness Prashar to ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those with autism benefit from enhanced social inclusion and are properly protected by disability discrimination legislation’, 26 October 2009.

In addition, our Head of Policy and Research, David Sinclair has spoken at conferences on sheltered accommodation and on museums in an ageing world.

The ILC-UK has featured in the news this month with coverage of a ‘Time to Annuitise’, social care, and new longevity statistics. Both Baroness Greengross and David Sinclair have undertaken national and international television interviews representing ILC-UK.

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New data analysis reveals the vast market for health apps – including the 760,000 ‘living fast, dying young’ under 40s who smoke, drink frequently, have a smart phone and regularly use the internet.

We are recruiting for a temporary Events Coordinator to coordinate and support our busy events calendar for the remainder of 2018, build on our external communications and assist the Head of External Affairs on communications around our Future of Ageing conference.

New international report explores the relationship between life expectancy and productivity in developed countries.

ILC-UK are once again looking for someone to speak for 10 minutes on the plenary platform in front of 250 people at our annual Future of Ageing Conference (29th November, London).

“Auto-enrolment has successfully led to millions more saving each month towards a pension, but the Committee is right to call for action to get people saving more. We are pleased they support our recommendations to consider automatic escalation of pension contributions for some individuals, and we agree that a strategy is needed to automatically-enrol the self-employed."

Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow at ILC-UK and who gave oral evidence to the Committee, welcomes the Committee’s call for stronger action by Government and EHRC and says it’s crucial that employers understand what ageism really is.