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.
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.
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
Centre for Ageing Better responds to the Housing white paper
News | Ageing Better | 7 February 2017
We welcome the reference to the housing needs of our ageing population in today’s Housing white paper. Over the next 25 years, the proportion of households where the oldest person is 85 or over will grow faster than any other age group so homes that meet the needs of older people will be in greater demand.
What makes for fulfilling work in later life?
News | Ageing Better | 6 February 2017
The Centre for Ageing Better today releases a new report, Fulfilling work: what do older workers value about work and why? which identifies the characteristics of work that are important to people aged 50 and over, and explores actions employers can take to attract and retain them.
The importance of strength and balance exercise to prevent falls
News | Ageing Better | 25 January 2017
Today, the Centre for Ageing Better has launched a new area of work on Physical Activity by publishing results of our survey of 1296 people across England, carried out by IPSOS Mori in December 2016. Initially, we are focussing on maintaining and improving muscle strength and balance as we know it can help people in later life live independently and reduce the risk of falls.