As part of ILC's "Prevention in an ageing world" programme, we have been investigating the scale and future trends of selected non-communicable and communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, lung cancer, HIV and influenza) among people aged 50 and over. This report explores the case for action to prevent influenza (flu) among older people.
This new report, produced in partnership with Care & Repair England, finds that 10 million people across England are set to spend winter in homes that don’t meet the government's basic standard of decency. The most common reason for homes to be classed as non-decent is the presence of a serious hazard that poses a risk to the occupants’ health or safety, such as excess cold or a fall hazard. Over a million over 55s are living in a home with at least one such problem.