An open letter has been sent to the Prime Minister by the Chief Executives of: Age UK, Anchor, the Centre for Policy on Ageing, Independent Age, the International Longevity Centre-UK and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

The letter urges "Government to face up to the major changes and challenges from our rapidly ageing society".

The letter follows the report earlier this year of the House of Lords Public Service and Demographic Change Committee which argued that there has been a lack of vision and coherence in the ageing strategies of successive governments, to the extent that there is now "woeful unpreparedness" for our ageing society.

More details about the Ready for Ageing Alliance is available here.

Letter to the Prime Minister - Ready for Ageing Alliance


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.