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
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.
This week’s #fridayfive focuses on public attitudes to immunisation Continue reading
Over the last few weeks, ILC-UK, as part of the Drink Wise, Age Well partnership, have held three Inquiry sessions looking at the issue of alcohol-related harm in the over 50s population of the UK. The theme for this year of the programme is Employment, unemployment and retirement, and an Inquiry session was held on each of these three areas. Continue reading
In April 2016, ILC-UK and the Global Aging Institute hosted roundtable discussions in London and Brussels to consider what the UK, and Europe, can learn from different Asian countries’ responses to rapidly ageing societies; both events were supported by Prudential Plc. 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.
This week is world adult immunisation week. So a good week to focus our #fridayfive on the issue of pneumonia.