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


A new report providing a robust and unique examination into the benefits of music-based interventions for people with dementia is launched.

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.