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Governments must do more to reduce the long term cost of ageing to the public purse argues a new policy report from the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

Welcome to the November edition of the International Longevity Centre – UK newsletter. We've had a very busy few months launching reports on social exclusion and digital exclusion. We also recently published our report of the Retirement Income Summit and a policy brief on European pensions.

Offering people the opportunity to ‘Return to Paper’ if they are unsatisfied with their digital experience is just one of the recommendations put forward in a new report - published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK - to tackle one of the behavioural barriers to getting older people online.

Greater transparency in the annuities industry, better targeted information for consumers and a greater role for technology could play a significant part in mitigating any negative impact of new rules which change the way people pay for financial advice.

ILC-UK is recruiting a Trustee with a legal background to join the ILC-UK Board of Trustees that meet 3-4 times a year. This is an unpaid, voluntary position.

ILC-UK is recruiting a Treasurer to join the ILC-UK Board of Trustees that meet 3-4 times a year. This is an unpaid, voluntary position.

ILC-UK are seeking a consultant researcher with a strong research background in health policy or the behavioural psychology of health and excellent writing skills.

A new learning resource pack to help deliver end of life care for residents of extra care housing was launched this week. The pack is to help those working in extra care housing to plan and deliver care and housing support for residents nearing the end of life, and covers all stages from having initial conversations to supporting families after death.

Almost ten per cent of older people do not have a current account according to new research by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), and Age UK.

The number of people aged 50 plus being socially excluded from decent housing, public transport and local amenities rose sharply over a six year period, according to new research carried out by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) and funded by Age UK.

Welcome to the August edition of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) Newsletter.

A new report co-authored by the International Longevity Centre-UK was launched at the Global Health Policy Summit on August 1st.

ILC-UK calls for a national debate on the future of the care home
A new “futures” report, published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), argues that the care home of the future must become a ‘community hub’, delivering a range of services under one roof or in closely integrated neighbourhoods.

Lack of a national policy on eye health in care homes leaves many older people without the most basic eye care says a new ILC-UK report.

Welcome to the June edition of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) Newsletter.

Over 100 researchers, actuaries, technologists and NGOs are coming together this afternoon to explore the potential of new technology to improve health and care, reduce costs and tackle isolation amongst older people.

Older people should expect to work longer and draw upon property wealth to help fund care costs, argues a new think-piece by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK).

Following the publication of the report “The Retail Distribution Review and Small Pension Pots” in March this year, ILC-UK has today announced that it will host a Retirement Income Summit at the Actuarial Profession, on 20th June 2012.

A new report, published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK finds that the baby boomers are more ‘aware and in charge’ of their own health, compared to the younger and older generation (1).

Government should support the creation of new financial services products to better incentivise saving

Dementia research funding to more than double to £66m by 2015

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) responds to the Budget Statement by George Osborne MP

Welcome to the March edition of the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) Newsletter.

Responding to the announcements that the Government plans to give taxpayers more information about how tax is spent

Growth in cheque fraud is "worrying development"

Cross party politicians and industry urge government action on retirement income

We believe there is a significant risk that the impending regulatory environment for financial advice (RDR) may result in an ‘advice gap’ where the poorest and least well pensioners will fail to receive much needed financial advice.

Responding to announcements by Tom Tom (1) and the AA (2) about the use of smart technology for the pricing of car insurance, David Sinclair, Assistant Director, Policy and Communications at the International Longevity Centre UK said:

Responding to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Social Care, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK said:

ILC-UK maintain a consultants register which includes a list of people from whom we commission occasional written work and research.

ILC-UK are currently updating the learning resource pack for the provision of end of life care in extra care housing and would like to hear from you if you would like to provide some examples of case studies or participate in a focus group.

SAATI – Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation - encourage comprehensive adult immunisation policies in order to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe

Speaking at an ILC-UK meeting this week, Universities and Science Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Willetts MP urged the sector to consider how they can play a role in drawing different generations together.

ILC-UK Chief Exec joins 72 signatories to call for cross-party response