We need to prioritise making local areas great places to grow old in
9 Jun 2021
Councils are at the heart of supporting local communities and people to thrive. Given the population age shift, all local authorities should commit to becoming Age-friendly Communities and make their areas better places to grow old in.
Five million people approaching retirement at risk of not having 'adequate’ pension income
Centre for Ageing Better
9 Jun 2021
A 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.
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.
Longer working lives offer many benefits, but achieving these can pose challenges. In order to support older people to remain in paid work for longer, it is imperative that we have a good picture of what paid work looks like at older ages, and how that might evolve.
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.
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