Responding to today’s announcement on social care funding, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK)  said:

"These measures are an important first step in the right direction. The ageing of the UK population means that both the number of people needing care, and the cost of providing it, are increasing. Spending on long term care is projected to rise between 2016/17 and 2061/62 by £14bn in today’s money.

The announcement will help individuals and families who are currently hit hardest by the ever growing cost of care.  Yet social care is in crisis today and too many people get inadequate care and support. The problem isn’t just a long term one – for the sake of today’s care recipients, we must also work to address the current crisis.

It has taken many years of policy interest in this area to make this progress. The next steps are critical.”


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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.

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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.