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What do we know about health inequalities of older BAME groups?

Although COVID-19 has shone a light on health inequalities among older ethnic minority groups, there's still lots that we don't know.

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How can we create products that really work for everyone?

What does good accessible design look like? And how can we ensure that these products are widely available and effective for everyone?

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The research revolution in startups

Innovation – and especially 'venture research' – has a key role to play in how society responds to the age shift we're experiencing in the UK.

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Ethnic inequalities among over 50s revealed in new research

New data shows Black people in their 50s and 60s have significantly lower weekly income than their White peers, are less likely to own their home outright and are more likely to live in deprived areas.

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Jane Portas appointed trustee at Centre for Ageing Better

Jane Portas, a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ financial services and business advisory experience, takes up new trustee role.

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Digital by default

Newly released stats from the ONS show at the beginning of 2020, nearly a fifth of over 65s hadn’t used the internet within the last three months.

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Urgent action needed to bridge digital divide in event of second lockdown

With nearly a fifth of over 65s not using the internet, much more action is needed to support older people in preparation for a possible second lockdown.

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COVID-19 risks triggering long term unemployment crisis for older workers

A new report from Ageing Better and the Learning and Work Institute shows that the number of older workers on unemployment benefits has doubled as a result of the pandemic.