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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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