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When it comes to ageing, we often forget about ordinary problems that face people as they enter later life. Meeting these seemingly minor challenges could have huge benefits for the UK’s ageing population.

When thinking about the issues that are important in housing for older people, we should also think about improving the suitability of housing to meet people's needs as we age.

The stated aim of the new state pension is to provide a basic level of income, which people are expected to top up with private pension income. When asking what makes for an adequate income in later life, the best test of the role of the state pension is how well it serves those who are reliant on it as their main or only source of income in later life.

Our Senior Evidence Officer, Ali Hawker, reflects on how talking about our feelings can help us feel more positive and equipped to transition into retirement.

Our Senior Evidence Officer, Ali Hawker, talks about the not so easy conversations we may all have as we approach retirement.

Low earners will have to put in an extra £540 a year to avoid poverty in retirement.

What would it take to understand the importance of living in a home that’s suitable for everyone?

Dawn Austwick – Chief Executive of Big Lottery Fund – reflects on the recent Centre for Ageing Better funding roundtable in Manchester.

As Greater Manchester becomes the UK's first age-friendly city region, as recognised by the World Health Organisation, it's good to reflect on what an Age-friendly Community actually means in practice.