Getting online, but not clicking with it?
Blog | Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager - Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better | 24 May 2017
ONS data released last week shows that internet usage is growing fastest amongst those approaching and in retirement. This is great news, meaning more people in later life than ever before have access to the services and opportunities that the internet provides. However, as with all statistics, the devil is in the detail.
Beyond the 'triple lock': What next for better later lives?
Events | Ageing Better | 18 May 2017
In the run up to the UK General Election on 8 June, the Centre for Ageing Better is delighted to present a special breakfast panel event to debate the issues for people in later life that are being focused on – or being overlooked – as part of the main parties’ election campaigns.
Struggling to save for retirement
Blog | Anna Dixon, CEO, Centre for Ageing Better | 3 May 2017
Much of the undercurrent of political and public debate is that the baby boomers are doing fine – but there is a hidden group of older people who are facing significant challenges to their future. Our report with the Resolution Foundation finds they are experiencing similar hardships to younger working families.
The 'forgotten fifties'
News | Ageing Better | 2 May 2017
A new report from the Centre for Ageing Better and the Resolution Foundation, 'A mid-life less ordinary?' identifies characteristics and incomes of low to middle income households age 50 to State Pension age. It highlights that the recent pay squeeze has left many of Britain’s 1.8 million older low and middle income households struggling to save for retirement, despite enjoying strong employment growth over the last 20 years.
Grandma Williams challenges the Government's digital strategy
Blog | Grandma Williams, Campaigner against thoughtless ageism | 12 April 2017
Older people need to get into the digital world. Business needs us there, so does government, and health care too is moving on line. And the potential for digital technology to change the social lives of lonely older people is enormous.
Centre for Ageing Better launches new project to support more people to get the most out of digital
News | Ageing Better | 12 April 2017
The Centre for Ageing Better has awarded a grant to Good Things Foundation for new research with people in later life around digital technology. Helping people in later life to get online in the ways that they want will help them access information, advice and services more easily and cheaply, as well as connecting with people and activities that matter to them.
Hanging on for retirement?
Opinion | Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 April 2017
Last month, John Cridland published his independent review into the future of the State Pension age. Everyone will have their own opinion on whether his recommendations will meet the aims of being fair, affordable and supporting fuller working lives. Whatever your views on what the State Pension age should be, it’s important to remember that raising it does not automatically lead to everyone affected working for longer.
Integrating health, care and housing – don’t wait to be asked
Blog | Claire Turner, Director of Evidence, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 April 2017
There is not a day goes by now where the crisis in the NHS or social care is not in the headlines. We know all too well the pressures on these vital public services and the growing demands, in part, due to our ageing population. Within the media stories, there is rarely a mention of the other important piece of the jigsaw – housing.
“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