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Priority actions for better later lives

The government has an opportunity to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of an ageing population, to ensure everyone enjoys a good later life. With a concerted effort from government, we believe we can make the UK the best country to grow old in.

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Silver surfers – safety first

Record numbers of older people are embracing smart and social technology, according to Ofcom. Last week’s report ‘Adults’ media use and attitudes’ shows that a quarter of over 75s are now using tablet computers and nearly half (48%) of internet users aged 65-74 have a social media profile.


Why I care

In my experience, one of the hardest aspects of being a carer is asking for help. Explaining my situation to people at work was a new area for me – if I find it difficult to ask even loved ones for help, talking to a new employer about my situation was never going to feel easy.

Interactive report

People are living longer

By 2024, there will be 18 million people aged 60 and over – 3.1 million more than today. More than one in four of us will be over 60.


The 'forgotten fifties'

A new report from the Centre for Ageing Better and the Resolution Foundation, ‘A mid-life less ordinary?’ identifies characteristics and incomes of low to middle income households age 50 to State Pension age.

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