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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.

When I was at a low point in my life, volunteering helped me connect with the people around me. This Volunteers’ Week I’m helping others to feel the benefits of volunteering too.

A new guide to help organisations make their volunteering practices more age-friendly and inclusive has been launched for Volunteers’ Week.

A recent study by Canada Life Group Insurance suggest three out of four people plan to continue working beyond the age of 65 due to rising living costs.

Research by recruitment platform Rest Less suggests that the number of people in employment at age 70 or older is increasing