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Our new web resource offers information and insights into ways communities can respond to our ageing society and provide a better life for their residents.

National Care Home Open Day is an initiative that sees care homes across the UK open their doors to their local communities. Read reflections from our team.

We've commissioned a team from Northumbria University to carry out primary research into how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives.

A quarter of over 75s are now using tablet computers and nearly half (48%) of internet users aged 65-74 have a social media profile.

So it seems by the dictionary definition I am a carer. That’s weird as I don’t see myself as one – it’s just what I do for my husband. 

My five-year-old daughter is very interested in the ‘olden days’, when mummy and daddy were little. Her eyes widen when we explain there was no Google.

People aged over 75 are just as likely to volunteer once a month as people aged 16-49. We think it’s time to focus on older volunteers too.

ONS data released last week shows that internet usage is growing fastest amongst those approaching and in retirement.

The government has an opportunity to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of an ageing population, to ensure everyone enjoys a good later life.