Age UK published a summary of their index of wellbeing in later life in February 2017. The report identified a wellbeing gap across health, engagement, education and resources for those aged 60+.
The Department for Work and Pensions published a policy paper, ‘Fuller Working Lives: a partnership approach’, in February 2017, encouraging businesses to retain, retrain and recruit older workers and presenting the benefits of a fuller working life.
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched in January 2017. It aims to start a national conversation about the scale and impact of loneliness in the UK.
The Social Mobility Commission published their report on social mobility, the class pay gap and intergenerational worklessness in January 2017. The report made use of new socio-economic background questions within the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS).
Age UK invite you to their annual For Later Life Conference – 5 September 2018.
The Mental Health Taskforce produced The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health in February 2016, making 58 recommendations to achieve parity of esteem between mental and physical health. The Government responded in January 2017.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) produced a report on inheritance and inequality in January 2017.
Age UK published its report on Attendance Allowance, The Choice Is Mine, in October 2016. This latest research confirms findings from previous Age UK surveys, and shows that Attendance Allowance makes a big practical difference to the older disabled people who receive it.
Age UK published their report, ‘Hidden in Plain Sight – the unmet mental health needs of older people’, in October 2016. Using data from 55 mental health trusts as well as 130 clinical commissioning groups in England, this report shows that current provision of support is insufficient for both the needs at present and in the face of a rapidly ageing society.
Age UK’s National Engagement team is recruiting volunteers for a new NHS England Sounding Board Pilot. The deadline for returning your expression of interest form is Tuesday 8 November 2016.