In 2012, I suffered a spin class injury and used a fracture boot and crutches for several weeks. Back then I worked at the local Division of Ageing, which was on the second floor of a building in downtown, Port of Spain. There was no elevator, ramps or escalators. Continue reading
As outlined by Professor Jane Elliott during the 2015 Future of Ageing conference the most important predictive factor for the development of dementia is age. However, of the over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years1. 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
In 1842, the English social reformer Edwin Chadwick documented a 30-year discrepancy between the life expectancy of men in the poorest social classes and the gentry. He also found a North-South health divide with people from all social classes faring better in the rural South than in the industrial North. Continue reading
From June to September 2016, the ILC-UK has contributed to the debate on the role of migration in a rapidly ageing society; released the 2016 ILC-UK factpack, which this year focused on the state of the nation’s housing; and published a major new work on the future of the UK welfare state. 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
On Monday, 18th July we launched ‘The state of the nation’s housing: An ILC-UK Factpack’, supported by FirstPort.
For many years ageist attitudes and behaviours have gone unchallenged in the UK. With Brexit deepening the generational divide and triggering an outpouring of ageist vitriol, the need to tackle age discrimination is now more urgent than ever before.
This week’s #fridayfive is on migration. Continue reading