When I was invited to contribute an article on “The Future of Ageing” for the International Longevity Centre I was delighted but challenged with my first question, ” Can I be honest?” Their response was affirmative Continue reading
Longer life expectancy and the resulting ageing of the population is popularly seen as problematic, with a focus on the costs and problems involved. But having a longer life is good news for most people and such a major demographic shift creates opportunities to re-think attitudes and values to the benefit of us all. Continue reading
The ILC-UK and Independent Age have recently published a report on the potential consequences of Brexit for the adult social care sector in England. The report reiterated a warning issued last year, with the authors predicting severe staff shortages by 2037 due to increasingly restrictive migration policies. Continue reading
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 Ready for Ageing Alliance came together in 2013 following the publication of the House of Lords Committee Report by the Public Service and Demographic Change Committee. Continue reading
This week’s #fridayfive presents five key facts about the Government’s reforms to nursing bursaries.
The 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) saw a fundamental change to health higher education funding. It was announced that the NHS nursing bursaries were going to be replaced with the normal student loan system, effective from the 1st August 2017. Last week London Economics published an independent analysis of the impact of the removal of NHS bursaries on prospective students. This in-depth report provides a strong rebuke to the Government’s case for replacing nursing bursaries with the student loan system. This blog will attempt to review both sides of the debate.
Five key points from our new report ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring Parity of Care’.
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.