Future of Ageing Guest blog: Lucy Bryning and Carys Jones, Research Officers, Centre for Health Economics and Medicines Evaluation, Bangor University – Developing and evaluating sustainable services in an ageing society

People are living longer and we have an aging population, and with this comes increasing costs in the face of limited resources. In recent years there has been a shift in perspective of what age is considered to be ‘old’.  Continue reading

The Persistence of Poverty across Europe

More than 120 million Europeans, the inhabitants of one of the wealthiest regions of the planet, still live in poverty.

In 2010, the European strategy for growth, Europe 2020, made reducing poverty and social exclusion one of its main goals.[1] And yet, despite some recent progress, 1 in 4 people living in the EU28 still struggle to pay their rent, mortgage or utility bills; fail to keep their home adequately warm; cannot cope with unexpected expenses; do not manage to eat meat or proteins regularly; cannot afford to buy a TV, a washing machine, a car, or a telephone. Continue reading