It is well-established that the UK’s prison population is ageing, but there is more to be said about changing demographic trends across the whole length of the criminal justice system, from charge through to rehabilitation. In this blog mini-series, Sally Bowell explores age-related trends in offending and discusses their implications.
Older people, women in particular, are a valuable market, however currently feel like they are being ignored and misrepresented. This blog explores why marketing and advertising should reflect the diversity of the over 55 category, and not rely on stereotypes to target this group.
Ahead of the NHS turning 70 later this year, this week Theresa May announced a big sum cash injection into NHS England to the tune of £20.5bn by 2030. Although it falls slightly short of the 4% increase asked for by NHS England Chief Simon Stevens (the new deal works out as 3.4%), the Government hopes that the extra funding will support a long-term plan for financial sustainability in the NHS. The funding plan in isolation however risks being nothing more than plastering over the cracks without policy interventions to support other areas of health.
Will an increase in health spending, at the expense of other forms of social expenditure adversely affect health? New ILC-UK analysis shows that social spending is positively associated with increase life expectancy and curtailing investment may undermine efforts to improve the nation’s health.
We don’t usually think of asthma as a condition that affects older people. However asthma can develop at any time across the life course, and prevalence increases with age. Asthma can also be difficult to differentiate from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and these two conditions can be comorbid. Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (also known as Women’s Health Australia) show how rates of asthma are increasing with age, and across the generations. Continue reading
With Poundworld going into administration, and the announced closure of two-fifths of House of Fraser’s shops, it is clearer than ever that the face of our high streets is changing. Older consumers have powerful spending potential but this frequently goes untapped; steps need to be taken to ensure that the market is properly catering to the grey shopper. Continue reading
What makes a country good at football? ILC analysis shows that it’s not all about money or demographics, but that how well-established their international football record is.
Supporting people as they age is a key policy challenge for 2018, but new analysis shows that the burden of care is earlier felt by Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people than their non-LGB counterparts, raising the question of whether enough support is offered to this group. Continue reading
In May, members of the ILC Global Alliance met on Bintan Island, Indonesia, for a strategic planning meeting and protocol development workshop. We had a productive and inspiring meeting that will carry our work forward well into the future. Continue reading
A focus on intergenerational inequalities risks side-lining the importance of other inequalities, including intragenerational, and may lead to the misjudged policy solutions.