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More than one in five local authorities are already reflecting the kind of numbers of older people we are expecting in 2080, with around 44% of their population over the age of 50.   

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has published its Local Industrial Strategy, with a focus on seizing the opportunities of an ageing population.

Older men can often be more lonely or isolated than others. For charities which aim to make communities more connected, they can be the hardest to reach.

Too many older workers are being denied training and progression opportunities. This doesn't just hold them back, but our whole economy.

Around 7.6 million people work as unpaid carers for a family member or friend. Around a quarter of people aged 45-64 are carers, and even that’s an underestimate.

We need to make sure that volunteering opportunities are more broadly inclusive and remove barriers associated with race and ethnicity, disability, poverty and disadvantage.

Too many people are locked out of contributing to their community. Understanding why people might not feel able to volunteer is crucial if we are to make our organisations age-friendly and inclusive.

Paul Johnson, director of the IFS, has warned that politicians need to face up to the need for higher taxes or radical reforms to care for the UK’s ageing population.

A report by Habinteg has highlighted the fact that there are 13.9 million disabled people in the UK yet just 7% of English homes currently provide even the most basic accessibility features.