Breakfast launch of review on inequalities in later life
Events | Ageing Better | 1 December 2017
There are stark inequalities in how different people experience later life. While some of us enjoy the benefits of longer lives, others may experience later life as a time of profound challenge. The causes of such inequalities are complex, inter-related, and challenging to address.
Ipsos MORI’s Ben Page joins Centre for Ageing Better Board
News | Ageing Better | 1 December 2017
Ben Page, Chief Executive of Ipsos MORI, has joined the Centre for Ageing Better’s Board of Trustees. A frequent writer and speaker on trends, leadership and performance management, he has directed hundreds of surveys examining consumer trends and citizen behaviour.
One of the greatest opportunities facing our region
Blog | Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester | 21 November 2017
In the Greater Manchester Strategy, published by the Combined Authority in October, we set out our vision for Greater Manchester, including our ambitions for employment. It’s not simply about getting more people into work, it’s about improving the quality of work.
Over 50 and out of work – giving hope to older jobseekers
Blog | Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager - Innovation, Centre for Ageing Better | 16 November 2017
Adrian is in his late 50s and out of work. He’s an experienced electrician, but has spent the past 10 years in and out of short term and zero-hours contracts. Adrian’s story is not unusual.
Stepping in to meet a need
Blog | Anna Dixon, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better | 6 November 2017
As the number of people over 85 years old rises dramatically the number of people with care needs is set to increase. Whilst little focus is given to tackling the cause rather than the problem, the need for social care to help people can be delayed.
Work and health in later life
Blog | Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better | 25 October 2017
One of the main differences between older and younger workers is that people aged 50 and over are more likely to suffer from health conditions, with 44% of people aged 55-64 having at least one long-term condition.