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
Request for Feedback on a Draft Research Scope into Community Contributions in Later Life
News | Ageing Better | 13 March 2017
The Centre for Ageing Better is inviting feedback on a draft scope or community based, qualitative research into the patterns of community contributions by people in later life. Ageing Better is inviting anyone with an interest in the topic to give feedback to help us refine the research before commissioning. The findings will be published later this year.
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.
Centre for Ageing Better responds to Government's Industrial Strategy
News | Ageing Better | 23 January 2017
The UK’s workforce is getting older. By 2020, one in three workers will be over 50. If the Government wants to meet its ambition to build an economy that benefits people throughout the country, it is vital that older people are not left behind.