2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza (flu) pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people. 17 million people may have died in India and half a million Americans lost their lives. Spanish Flu probably killed more people than the Black Death and more people in 24 weeks than AIDS did in 24 years.
What makes a country good at football? ILC analysis shows that it’s not all about money or demographics, but that how well-established their international football record is.
Recent news coverage has highlighted how the flu outbreak is adding to pressures on the NHS this winter. Whilst the UK has relatively high uptake of flu vaccination amongst older people, we still fail to meet the 75% target set by the WHO. Continue reading
The population is aging in different parts of the world. By living longer, a person has more complex health and mental health care needs, which can be too challenging for the person to be cared at home, and thus need professional residential care. Continue reading
Article 50 has been triggered, and the arduous task of Brexit negotiations has begun. Last week, the question of EU citizens living in the UK proved to be one of the prominent issues that are set to dominate the upcoming discussions. 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.
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
It has been common practice for some time – and perhaps now more than ever – for journalists to emphasise the political differences between young and old in areas such as voting preferences or political agendas, and to frame those differences in terms of generational ‘conflict’ or ‘war’.
This week (16th-22nd November) is the NHS’s Self Care Week. It is a yearly campaign to give advice about how individuals can make informed choices to take better care of their own health, with the implicit aim of relieving some of the pressures put on the NHS by unnecessary use of its services. Continue reading