Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK has joined leading figures from across all sectors in calling on politicians to find consensus on the issue of social care. The open letter to David Cameron, published in the Telegraph, draws attention to the abuse, neglect and financial hardship suffered by older and disabled people and their families in parts of the current system.

The letter also discusses how the care crisis impacts companies losing staff to caring responsibilities as well as the heavy toll on the NHS. It continues by referencing the calls for reform from the Dilnot Commission, highlighting the cost to ‘society, family life and the economy’ as well as the personal impact on affected individuals. The signatories call for ‘urgent, fundamental and lasting reform’ to be taken, expressing hopes for cross-partisan consensus and looking ahead to the publication of the White Paper on Social Care promised by the Government for April this year.

The full letter can be read on the Telegraph website:

The report of the Dilnot Commission on Funding of Care and Support can be read here:


Innovating for Ageing: Just and ILC-UK launch new initiative to develop creative solutions for tackling vulnerability in later life

ILC-UK are inviting interested parties to offer a bid to help us update the ILC-UK website.

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 Foundation.

Two complementary research reports published today by ILC-UK have both found that physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on employment trajectories in later life.

A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), ‘Public health in Europe during the austerity years’, has identified early warning signs that austerity will affect health outcomes for decades to come.

Innovative new programme revealed at ILC-UK’s flagship “Future of Ageing” conference London