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Since our last update, we have published two new reports, one on the international perspectives for stimulating the UK Housing-with-care sector and the other on the Commission on Dementia and Music.

We hosted three high profile events, report launches and the launch of the new "Innovating for Ageing" programme and featured in national and international print and broadcast media.

We are pleased to announce that Ben Franklin was promoted to Assistant Director of Research & Policy at International Longevity Centre - UK.

 

Select Committee acts on ILC-UK evidence

Following its inquiry into housing for older people, the Communities and Local Government Select Committee has published its report into the topic which supports a number of recommendations made by ILC-UK Senior Research Fellow Dr Brian Beach.

Dr Beach submitted written evidence to the inquiry and was subsequently invited to provide oral evidence. The report highlights points made in ILC-UK’s recently published report ‘Stronger Foundations’ which calls for greater clarity around specialist housing terminology, and a legislative framework for extra care housing.

 

ILC-UK and Just launch Innovating for Ageing

On Tuesday, 16th January ILC-UK and Just launched the Innovating for Ageing programme at the Innovation Warehouse in London’s Bishopsgate.

The innovating for Ageing programme seeks to identify and support the development of products and services that will address the challenges faced by ageing consumers at risk of vulnerability due to physical disability, serious illness, dementia or financial exclusion.
The programme will bring together experts, innovators and groups who work to support vulnerable consumers. Applications will shortly be open for innovators to share their product and service before an expert panel of judges will shortlist applicants. The programme’s finalists will then be invited to the final judging and award ceremony, where awards will be presented to innovators whose efforts can help to improve the lives of vulnerable consumers.

For more information on Innovating for Ageing, visit www.innovatingforageing.uk


Recent ILC-UK Publications


Stronger Foundations: International Lessons for the Housing-with-Care Sector in the UK

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.

 

What would life be - without a song or dance, what are we?

This new report summarises the work of the Commission on Dementia and Music, set-up and coordinated by ILC-UK, with support from The Utley Foundation.

 

ILC-UK Events

Launch event: The Impact of Deprivation on Demographic Inequalities in Adults

Wednesday, 28th March 2018; 09:15 (for 09:45) - 11:45

Southbank, London

This event will see the launch of 'The Impact of Deprivation on Demographic Inequalities in Adults’, a new report published by ILC-UK and Cass Business School.

During the event, report co-author Professor Les Mayhew Professor of Statistics, Cass Business School, will present on the emerging patterns of inequalities and life expectancy and discuss their wider implications for social and economic policy.

Attendance at this event is currently by invitation only. If you would like to express your interest in attending, please email events@ilcuk.org.uk


ILC-UK Blogs

Since our last update, ILC-UK has published a number of blogs from various contributors covering subjects from high risk retirees to new ideas in health and social care.

Nick Saunderson, CEO at Audrey Group wrote that the perception that social care and health care are two separate entities has caused challenges and prevented any real resolution to the strain on the NHS.

Dean Hochlaf, our ILC-UK Assistant Economist explores recent trends in the demand for healthcare and the supply of the nurses, before reflecting on how government policy changes are impacting on the ability of the nursing sector to meet rising needs.

ILC-UK Director, David Sinclair covered the story on how the flu vaccination coverage is falling across Europe, and how the flu outbreak is is adding to pressures on the NHS this winter.

Nathan Long, Senior Pension Analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown, asks are we a nation of risk-taking retirees?

If you would like to contribute an article to our guest blog, please contact Dave Eaton at davideaton@ilcuk.org.uk


Partners Programme


Membership of our Partners Programme is open to companies and not for profit organisations. Benefits of membership include: a discount on research, guaranteed spaces at events, your logo on 3 events and 3 reports per year, and advanced copies of ILC-UK research. We also provide information and advice consultancy services to our Partners and organise exclusive events.

Partners are exposed to the latest available research and data in the UK, EU and the rest of the world. Partners are helped to understand and plan for changing societal trends and given opportunities to participate in cutting-edge debates to help them remain ahead of policy curves.

The current ILC-UK Partners are: Anchor, Audley, Aviva, Centre for Ageing Better, Edinburgh Napier University, EY, FirstPort, Housing&Care 21, Hymans Robertson LLP, Legal & General, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and Prudential.
For more information, see the Partners Programme brochure or contact David Sinclair, davidsinclair@ilcuk.org.uk


Working with ILC-UK


RESEARCH AND EVENTS


Research and events produced by ILC-UK are made possible by funding from various sources. If you are interested in commissioning ILC-UK research or supporting an ILC-UK event, please contact David Sinclair, davidsinclair@ilcuk.org.uk


PRESS


If you would like to receive ILC-UK press releases, please email events@ilcuk.org.uk and we will add you to our press release list.

TOP STORIES

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.

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