Lifelong Learning

The Association of Colleges has this week reported that the Skills Funding Ageing has asked colleges to make further cuts to adult learning. The 3.9% cuts come on top of a 24% hit to budgets and follow long term falls disinvestment in spending on adult learning. Continue reading

Opportunity Knocks

Innovation and technological advance offer enormous opportunities in an ageing society. It is crucial that we seize them – OBR forecasts show that without significant improvements to productivity growth healthcare spending as a percentage of GDP could more than double by 2064. Continue reading

Guest Blog: Kirsty Woodard – The challenges of ageing without children

“I am power of attorney for my mother and this takes time and research to ensure her money is well invested, who will do this for me?”

“Having enough money, that’s the crucial thing. If you don’t have children but have money you can at least pay for someone to look after you but what if you don’t?”

“I don’t have anyone who can act on my behalf, no children, no family, nothing! Tell me who is going to make sure I’m not ripped off?” Continue reading