News | Ageing Better | 11 May 2017
The government has an opportunity to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of an ageing population, to ensure everyone enjoys a good later life.
Blog | Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager - Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better | 19 June 2017
Record numbers of older people are embracing smart and social technology, according to Ofcom. Last week’s report ‘Adults’ media use and attitudes’ shows that a quarter of over 75s are now using tablet computers and nearly half (48%) of internet users aged 65-74 have a social media profile.
Blog | Lucinda Crowther, Business Manager, Centre for Ageing Better | 15 June 2017
In my experience, one of the hardest aspects of being a carer is asking for help. Explaining my situation to people at work was a new area for me – if I find it difficult to ask even loved ones for help, talking to a new employer about my situation was never going to feel easy.
Blog | Catherine Foot, Director of Evidence, Centre for Ageing Better | 14 June 2017
My five-year-old daughter is very interested in the ‘olden days’, when mummy and daddy were little. Her eyes widen when we explain there was no Google to answer your questions and no phones in your pocket. Her surprise gets more animated when we explain there weren’t dishwashers or microwaves, and you couldn’t go to the shops on a Sunday.
Blog | Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, Centre for Ageing Better | 7 June 2017
In recent years we have seen a huge push by government and the voluntary sector on youth volunteering. It’s a great success story. But at the same time, and without any of the same attention, people in later life have continued to contribute. People aged over 75 are just as likely to volunteer once a month as people aged 16-49. We think it’s time to focus on older volunteers too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.