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The experience of people approaching later life in lockdown: The impact of COVID-19 on 50-70-year olds in England

In collaboration with Ipsos MORI, this report takes a look at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the lives of those aged 50-70 in England.

The report explores how people in their 50s and 60s experienced the pandemic, with a focus on four key areas: homes, community, health and work.

It finds that the lockdown has been tough on some – many people have seen their health deteriorate with more unhealthy behaviours, and more than two in five fear their finances will worsen in the year to come.

But there have also been some positive changes, with many appreciating the time spent with family, helping their communities, a better work-life balance, and time to reflect on their careers and future.

As lockdown restrictions ease and the pandemic subsides, we must ensure that this group is able to enjoy later life. If we are to build back better from this crisis, then people in and approaching later life must have a stake in how we do so. Only then can we create a society which is fit for purpose now and in the future, as our population continues to age.

The experience of people approaching later life in lockdown: The impact of COVID-19 on 50-70-year olds in England

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From home life to work and money: the impact of lockdown on the 50-70s revealed

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