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The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is a futures organisation focussed on some of the biggest challenges facing Government and society in the context of demographic change.

We ask difficult questions and present new solutions to the challenges and opportunities of ageing. We undertake research and policy analysis and create a forum for debate and action.

We also host an annual Future of Ageing Conference to assemble representatives from Government, business, academia and civil society to discuss how the UK can meet the challenges and the opportunities of a rapidly ageing society. For more information, please click here.

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A thriving older population is being failed by products and services which have been left behind by their changing needs, finds a new Commission set up by specialist think tank ILC-UK with support from Audley Group and EY.

Commenting on the latest data from the ONS which suggests life expectancy progress in the UK 'stops for the first time', Jon Date, Head of External Affairs at the specialist think tank the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK), said:



This report explores the current and future potential for innovation in the built environment. We believe that embracing and fostering innovation in health and wellbeing is imperative; the promotion of good health and wellbeing is not just clinical but should also be embedded holistically within communities as part of everyday life.

This report on social connections and loneliness is one of four publications from ILC-UK’s Health and Wellbeing Innovation Commission Inquiry. Each of the four reports is based on an oral evidence session where expert witnesses gave evidence to the commissioners, as well as further research from ILC-UK.

This report explores retirement communities and care homes. As housing is a fundamental component in people’s lives, the suitability of accommodation for people as they age has a significant impact on their experiences, particularly with respect to health and wellbeing.

This report examines the evidence for the potential of apps to promote positive health behavioural change in the UK population.

This new international report explores the relationship between life expectancy and productivity in developed countries.

This report presents findings from a new economic model on cost-benefit analyses for differing uptake and efficacy scenarios for the English flu vaccination programme.


It is common knowledge that people aged over 65 are encouraged to have a seasonal flu vaccine and each year approximately 70% do (PHE 2018). The burden of influenza in this population is great.

Just months before switching roles to Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt delivered a speech where he made promises to “jump start” a debate on how social care should be funded.



Tuesday 30th October 2018, 15:00 for 15:30-17:00, followed by a...

Thursday 8th November, 18:30 for 19:00 - 20:00

The Science Museum,...