Summarising the findings of a scoping review on planning and preparing for later life, this report outlines the key enablers and barriers that people in mid-life face and the implications for both government and providers of services and information.
Later life can be a great period of our lives, but to make the most of it we need enough money to live on, some good friends to rely on and a suitable home to live in. Planning ahead could make it more likely that we achieve a good later life, including things like saving for retirement, taking actions to maintain and improve our health and working out whether our home might need adaptations in the future.
This report summarises the findings of a multi-disciplinary scoping review on the topic of planning and preparing for later life.
The review set out to answer the following questions:
Who does or doesn’t plan and prepare for later life during mid-life?
What are the barriers and enablers to planning and preparing for later life?
What can be done to encourage more people to overcome the barriers to planning?
Planning and preparing for later life: Summary of research findings