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The Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, and the Department of Work & Pensions have announced the ‘Greater Manchester Employment Support for Over-50s’ pilot programme to tackle worklessness in over-50s.

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area will be at the centre of a new pilot being developed to help over-50s to rejoin the workforce.

In the UK the average worker already works 32 hours a week. But the average masks a division for some who would prefer more hours and others less.

The Marmot Review 2020 reveals that life expectancy has failed to increase for the first time in more than 100 years, and for the poorest 10% of women it has actually declined.

Leadership is needed locally as well as nationally if we’re all going to benefit equally from our longer lives. A key source of that leadership must be local government.  

New analysis from Ageing Better shows unacceptable inequalities in how long, and how healthily, babies born today in different parts of England can expect to live.

The government’s post-Brexit immigration plans will bring new urgency to employers’ efforts to retain their workers for as long as they can. Our Age-Friendly Five shows how this can be done.

High street banks are swiftly closing down ‘non-performing’ branches, resulting in some communities being cut off from their cash. What impact does this have on older people?

A lack of public toilets in London is being tackled head-on by community forum, London Loo Codes, a Twitter account allowing people to share access codes for toilets located in restaurants, cafes, and other buildings across the city.