“I am over 60 and no one wants to hire me”
Blog | Anna Dixon, CEO, Centre for Ageing Better | 28 March 2017
An increase in state pension age may prompt some people to work longer, but for others who are unable to work due to caring, ill health or disability, they will face an income gap. Anna Dixon tells a powerful story, demonstrating the impact being in this situation can have on health and wellbeing.
The Centre for Ageing Better Responds to the Cridland Review of the State Pension age
News | Ageing Better | 23 March 2017
Since the start of the Review in March 2016, John Cridland and his Independent Review Team have been gathering evidence and talking to stakeholders and the public across the United Kingdom. The Centre for Ageing Better has been an active voice throughout and has provided detailed advice and submissions. Here we issue our response to the final report
Request for Feedback on a Draft Research Scope into Community Contributions in Later Life
News | Ageing Better | 13 March 2017
The Centre for Ageing Better is inviting feedback on a draft scope or community based, qualitative research into the patterns of community contributions by people in later life. Ageing Better is inviting anyone with an interest in the topic to give feedback to help us refine the research before commissioning. The findings will be published later this year.
What do older workers value about work?
Blog | Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, Centre for Ageing Better | 10 March 2017
Nearly 1 in 5 UK businesses have more staff aged over 50 than under 50 – and this number is growing. Over the next 10 years, it’s projected that for every 2 older people leaving the workforce, only 1 younger person will join. We can’t engineer another baby boom, so we need to help people stay in the labour market for longer
Digital skills, for life
Blog | Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager - Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 March 2017
Last week the government launched its new digital strategy outlining its plan to keep the UK at the forefront of the digital revolution. The strategy outlines various different initiatives to tackle the skills gap including free basic digital skills training to all adults who need it. However, whilst a promising start, this provision doesn’t stretch quite far enough.
What’s the best budget for our ageing society? An alternative reality…
Opinion | Anna Dixon, CEO, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 March 2017
As our society ages, there’s huge opportunity for us to have long, healthy and productive lives, but society needs to support and enable this. An alternative budget could support people to be healthy, active and work for longer.
Helping support older workers into retirement
Blog | Ali Hawker, Senior Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better | 1 March 2017
Retirement is not necessarily the one-off event it used to be, but for many, it still marks a time of major change in later life, whether someone moves into volunteering, starts a new career, or pursues other interests.