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The Road to Recovery: how can the COVID-19 crisis provide an opportunity to improve later lives?

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This webinar explored how we can recover from this pandemic, shaping our future so we can all age better.

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How can this crisis create opportunities to improve later lives and a better future for us all?

We are living in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health crisis with huge social and economic consequences. It has brought the world to a stand-still whilst governments grapple with the immediate consequences. In the UK it has also laid bare huge health and financial inequalities. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel, and this will end. So: what steps do we need to take on the road to recovery from this global upheaval so that it is not just business as normal, but we emerge stronger than before?

Join us as our panel explores how we can recover from this pandemic, shaping our future so we can all age better.

We will hear from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, on how this age-friendly city region is looking to ‘Build Back Better’, and the opportunities for local and regional leadership.

Torsten Bell, Chief Executive of the Think Tank, Resolution Foundation, will reflect on how the response so far will shape the recovery and what more the government should do to achieve a more equal economy and the conditions for financial resilience in later life.

What are the implications of the pandemic for our ability to live a good later life? Ageing Better’s Chief Executive, Anna Dixon, examines what we’ve learnt from the COVID-19 response and what the right policies could mean for the way we work, our homes, health and our communities.

  • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
  • Torsten Bell, Chief Executive, Resolution Foundation
  • Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
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