Person-centred care – what does it really stand for, and why do we need it today? 

Ageing populations across the world have resulted in health and social care services coming under increasing pressure as they attempt to treat and look after greater numbers of older people. In addition, social commentators have noted changing expectations amongst older people, an increasing number of whom expect to be more directly engaged in decisions about their health, and to be supported to self-manage their health, and in particular chronic conditions.
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Guest Blog: Luca Brunelli, Ryan Woolrych and Harry Smith – The Future of Ageing-in-Place: a new well-being agenda for local high streets


This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.


Meeting the challenges of an ageing population has generated debate on the types of supportive environments needed to enable older adults to retain a sense of independence and well-being.

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Guest Blog: Dr Lynne Corner, VOICE North, Newcastle University – The Future of UK Plc: Valuing older peoples’ mental capital and experience


This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.


Now is the time for furthering the debate and action on what an ageing workforce will mean for Britain and how best to capitalise on the skills and experience of older people.

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Guest Blog: Sophie Handler, Chair of the RIBA Working Group on Research and Ageing – The Future of Design: What makes a designer Age-friendly?


This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.


There are now over 256 designated Age-friendly cities across the world. From Liverpool to Manchester, New York City to Delhi each of these 256 cities is signed up, in theory, to the principles of the WHO global network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, committed to practical action across its eight working domains.

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Guest Blog: Dr Claire Sexton – The Future of Public Health: How can magnetic resonance imaging studies help inform public policy aimed at promoting healthy ageing?


This blog is one in a series of blogs on the Future of Ageing, published in the lead up to the ILC-UK Future of Ageing conference on the 24th November. To register to attend this conference, click here.


The number of people aged over 65 in the UK is predicted to rise by 12% (1.1 million) between 2015 and 2020.

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