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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.

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 partners, to inform important decision-making processes.

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.

We have strong convening power, having over the past year, organised 30 “sold out” events attracting between 30 and 300 people from Government, industry and public policy. ILC-UK is politically independent and frequently attracts speakers including Ministers and opposition spokespeople to our events.

ILC-UK works globally as part of an international family of 17 ILC’s across the world.

We are a small team of 10, headed by Baroness Sally Greengross as Chief Executive. This year our factpack, 80 at Eighty. An ILC-UK factpack, was inspired by Baroness Greengross, who turned 80 in June.

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We are delighted to announce that Baroness Altmann (Minister of Pensions), and Steve Groves (Chief Executive Officer at Partnership), will be joining our list of speakers at the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November in London.

A new report from the ILC-UK has found that residential housing with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

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Launching at a afternoon event in Westminster on Wednesday 19th August, this new report from the ILC-UK, funded by Audley Retirement and Bupa, has found that residential housing with flexible care provision (extra care) can have a major impact in promoting residents’ quality of life and reducing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

This report seeks to bust the widely touted myth that there is a uniform group of older people in the UK – so called baby boomers – who have benefitted at the expense of younger age groups.

This report, which highlights the vital role of good design, technology and innovation, is a collaboration between the ILC-UK, the IET and the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre.

The Conservative’s first Budget as the majority party since 1996 was not without incident or surprise. This short briefing outlines the ILC-UK response to the announcements.

 

Inspired by ILC-UK Chief Executive and founder, Baroness Sally Greengross, who turned 80 on the 29th of June this year, we have launched our new factpack, '80 at Eighty' giving 80 facts about life in your 9th decade.

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.

BLOGS:

On the 1st of September the Office for National Statistics produced its latest figures mapping the increase in life expectancy for men and women in England and Wales.

The ILC-UK’s report might come as a surprise to those that don’t know much about the retirement village concept. For those of us that run retirement villages with flexible care provision, it serves primarily to add statistical evidence to what we have long believed to be the case: living in this kind of accommodation has a positive impact on quality of life.

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