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
On Friday, 10th June 2016, Michelle McGagh delivered the following speech at the Second National Retirement Income Summit at the Chartered Insurance Institute. This one day summit was made possible through the support of the ILC-UK Partners Programme. Continue reading
Life is full of change, both expected and unexpected, and while we are told to prepare for our material needs throughout life, our emotional and psychological wellbeing is often ignored.
Have the older generation benefited at the expense of the young?
As of last month, we have a new State Pension system which is expected to reduce pensioner poverty and raise low income levels, especially for women. Meanwhile, the Work and Pensions Committee is taking evidence on the question of Intergenerational Fairness – have the older generation benefited at the expense of the young?
Five key points from our new report ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring Parity of Care’.
At Compassion in Dying we have found that while 82% of people have strong feelings about their end-of-life care, only 4% of them have completed an Advance Decision or Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare (LPA).
Many people across the country celebrated the romance of their relationship this past Sunday, painting the town red for Valentine’s Day 2016. In many ways, the Valentine’s Day tradition is quite old, with our modern link with romantic love appearing all the way back in Chaucer’s poetry in the 14th century.
In the late 1970′s a Harvard psychologist asked a group of 70 and 80-year old men to experience themselves as they had been 20 years earlier. Continue reading
In the first blog, we investigated sexual desire and sexual activities among English people aged 65+ and revealed how, even though they both decreased with age, they still matter for a significant proportion of older people.
Romantic relationships are a fundamental part of people’s life – not just at a young age, but throughout the life-course. And yet, sexuality among older people is understudied at best, and neglected at worst.