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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

Much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, both in London and Brussels. We have a reputation as a respected think tank which works, often with key partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

Our policy remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We work primarily with central government, but also actively build relationships with local government, the private sector and relevant professional and academic associations.

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How can we support and treat people with dementia in an acceptable way that’s affordable? The May 2015 MODEM newsletter

“Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding, argues ILC-UK in a new White Paper for the Centre for Later Life Funding.

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In this new White Paper for the ILC-UK Centre for Later Life Funding we argue that “Recent successes in poverty reduction at older ages could be reduced to a footnote in history” in the absence of a long term strategy for later life funding.

This new study by the CIPD, in collaboration with ILC-UK, reveals that the UK could face serious skills shortages over the next 20 years if employers don’t change their approach to workforce planning as our population ages and demand for certain services rises.

This project from ILC-UK and Age UK sets out the key transport challenges that are arising from the UK’s ageing population.

In this analysis of the main party manifestos we highlight a failure to respond to demographic change and long term population ageing.

The Missing Million research, undertaken by ILC-UK with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.

After decades of the number of deaths in the UK falling, 2015 will mark a “tipping point” where the historic trend starts to reverse: as the oldest of the babyboomer generation move through their later years deaths are predicted to rise by 20%.

BLOGS:

"I am power of attorney for my mother and this takes time and research to ensure her money is well invested, who will do this for me?"

"Having enough money, that’s the crucial thing. If you don't have children but have money you can at least pay for someone to look after you but what if you don't?"

"I don't have anyone who can act on my behalf, no children, no family, nothing! Tell me who is going to make sure I'm not ripped off?"

This striking graph from the latest EU Ageing Report*1 highlights how the UK continues to spend a relatively small proportion of GDP on long term care (LTC).

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EVENTS:

Wednesday 8th July 2015; 14:00 (for 14:30) – 16:30;...

Monday, 13th July 2015; 18.00 – 20:00; 34th Floor, BT Tower,...