4 Jan 2018
An overview of our work over the past year, as well as setting out future plans for achieving its vision of a society where everybody enjoys a good later life.
The Centre for Ageing Better was set up in response to ‘Ready for Ageing?’ – a report delivered by a House of Lords Select Committee, chaired by Ageing Better’s Chair, Lord Filkin. The report highlighted how Government and society are ‘woefully underprepared’ for our ageing population. Following a start-up phase, 2016-17 was the first full year of charitable activity.
Rather than celebrating the gift and opportunity of longer life, our ageing society is seen as a drain on resources, and ageism is one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Centre for Ageing Better’s fundamental purpose is to drive the changes needed so that more people will benefit from their longer lives.
The Centre for Ageing Better will continue to work with partners to develop and secure practical changes to realise the opportunity of longer later lives.