NEWS:

Below you will find updates on recent publications and blogs which we hope will be of interest to you, along with details of two series of events taking place in 2014, and information about a January event on the cost of dying.

Over the next 12 months, ILC-UK, supported by the specialist insurance company, Partnership Assurance Group plc, plans to undertake a series of events to explore the impact of demographic change on public policy.

ILC-UK responds to 2011 Census data on the oldest old published today

The think tank announces plans for a seminar series to explore the impact of demographic change on public policy.

Report urges greater role for pharmacy in adult immunisation; the introduction of adult vaccination record card; and a review of whether the approach to vaccination of social care workers is adequate.

ILC-UK and Society for Editors and Proofreaders briefing event

SAATI Partnership report shows gaps in current prevention policies for adults and highlights the importance of vaccination throughout life

SAATI - Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation – is a dedicated partnership created in 2011 by an expert group of European public health advocates and professionals aimed to encourage comprehensive adult immunisation policies in order to reduce the incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe.

The members of the Commission for the Voluntary Sector & Ageing have today been announced on the day as the formal work of the enquiry begins. 

Up to 1.7 million grandparents expect to have to contribute towards university fees. Around 364,000 grandparents have already contributed.

With autumn now upon us, we are delighted to bring you the latest edition of the ILC-UK update.

New research from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) reveals 33% of all older people experience perceived age discrimination, with less wealthy older men being at highest risk.

With 12.2 million grandparents in the UK, Noreen Siba (International Longevity Centre-UK, Managing Director) announced a new programme of work which will highlight the true extent of financial transfers from grandparents to grandchildren.

One in three over 70’s with mortgages have interest only mortgage with no linked investment.

The Government is simply not ready to deal with demographic change, according to a poll of more than 2,200 UK adults. 

Recruitment closing soon for Project Manager role for joint ILC-UK and NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) Commission project

Skilling up the older workforce, supporting more older women in work and improving health have been highlighted as key priorities for European Governments who want higher levels of participation of older workers.

We are looking for a confident and organised Events and Communications Intern to join our small think tank in Westminster, London, for 8 weeks from September 2013.

We are looking for a diligent and focussed Research and Policy Intern to join our think tank in Westminster, London, for 12 weeks from September 2013.

The charity think tank NPC and the International Longevity Centre–UK (ILC-UK) are today announcing a Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector to provide long-term, strategic thinking about the implications of an ageing population for the voluntary sector.

After a glorious July, we are delighted to bring you the latest edition of the ILC-UK update.

Using new data from UK’s largest ever social survey, Understanding Society, the Personal Finance Research Centre (PRFC) and ILC-UK have produced preliminary findings about the ‘oldest old’ (aged over 85) and their levels of participation, wellbeing and health.

Discussion at the International Longevity Centre–UK, (ILC-UK) event held today, revealed that only just short of a third of the UK population will reach retirement “healthy”

The Ready for Ageing Alliance is extremely disappointed that the Government has missed a key opportunity to ensure our country is ready for the demographic revolution of our ageing society.

Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) responds to today's Fiscal Sustainability Report by the OBR.

In response to the protection of universal benefits for older people in the Spending Review, Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) said:

Responding to the news that the number of workers aged over 65 has reached one million, David Sinclair, Assistant Director, Policy and Communications at the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) said:

Researchers suggest development of new financial product to help save for old age and disability.

Extra Care housing can play a vital role in reducing the isolation and loneliness of older people, but too few people benefit, warns a leading think-tank on ageing and demographic change.

With a busy June ahead and the sun finally looking like it is making an effort to shine, we bring you the June edition of the ILC-UK newsletter.

Three in 10 (28%), or 1.1 million, of older people in debt are considered to be in “problem debt” and are struggling to repay,1 according to new research published today by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and Age UK.2

People should “right-size” their housing throughout their lives to get the most out of their homes, a think tank says today.

We are now looking for a Research Fellow with experience of quantitative research, excellent writing skills and a strong passion for policy to join our busy and expanding team.

We are now looking for an Economics of Ageing Research Fellow with excellent research and writing skills and a strong passion for policy to join our busy and expanding team.

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

With nearly a million people aged 65+ in employment, a new Provocation by the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK), argues that despite some “green shoots”, Government and companies need to do more to facilitate greater innovation to support the needs of older workers.

The University of Southampton and leading think tank on demographic change, The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) have today come together to urge local and national decision makers to engage with the best available evidence when making decisions about the future of health and care.

Government should face up to our ageing society and better address its implications, argues the Ready for Ageing Alliance.

The International Longevity Centre-UK is looking for emerging academic researchers to join our new
panel to be launched in September.

Welcome to the April edition of the ILC-UK newsletter.

ILC-UK launches cross sector group of interested parties for care funding advice and calls for regulated financial advice to be offered to all self-funders in the care system

Baroness Greengross, Chief Executive of ILC-UK, responds to the House of Lords Public Service and Demographic Change Committee, Ready for Ageing?

An intimate and revealing collection of essays entitled ‘Has the sisterhood forgotten older women?’ from the leading think tank on demographic change reveals the secret struggles and challenges for older women as they age.

On International Women’s Day, a leading think tank on demographic change urges women to plan for their financial future to avoid the current female pensioner poverty trap.

An intimate and revealing collection of essays entitled: ‘Has the sisterhood forgotten older women?’ from the leading think-tank on demographic change reveals the secret care struggle older women face as they age.

Responding to Aviva’s second Working Lives report, David Sinclair, Assistant Director of Policy and Communications at ILC-UK said:

Representatives of the Scottish insurance industry alongside consumer groups and older people’s charities will come together in Edinburgh on 20th February to debate the long term costs of our ageing society.

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

Welcome to the February edition of the ILC-UK newsletter.