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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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.

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