Age UK and The Salvation Army have come together with people who are socially excluded and key professionals to produce research exploring some of the challenges older people face when accessing support. The results highlight some key themes that make it harder for those that are socially excluded to access support services and some of the reasons behind them.
This report concludes that while there have been many papers, consultations, reviews and commissions promised by governments of all political persuasions, reform has not yet occurred. It urges the government to set out plans for long-term funding and improvements to the workforce.
This new report from the Pensions Policy Institute, sponsored by the Centre for Ageing Better, warns that a growing number of people are at risk of being unable to afford a decent standard of living after retirement.