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Closing employment gap for older workers would generate £9 billion a year for economy

Ageing Better has joined forces with a number of organisations to outline six steps political parties should take to level the playing field for older workers.

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Action today for all our tomorrows

The Centre for Ageing Better is tackling inequalities in ageing. We're working to make our homes and workplaces suitable for us as we get older, as well as building an Age-friendly Movement to challenge negative attitudes about ageing.

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The State of Ageing is the most detailed and up-to-date report about ageing in England. Hover over the different chapter sections and central logo to find out more.
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Being age-friendly makes perfect sense for businesses – and the customers they serve.
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Ensuring more older workers see a future in hospitality key to sector’s future success

We often hear that age is just a number. Yet like the best clichés when it comes to working in the brewing and pub industry it’s built on rock solid truth.
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Join the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities in celebrating the integral role of older people in our communities, this International Day of Older People.
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No one should have to live in a home that damages their health, yet it is the norm for far too many people in England today. We’re leading a national campaign to fix unsafe homes.
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The uncertainty around lifting the state pension age to 68 has again highlighted the need for better long-term planning for our ageing population.
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Photos in the image library, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are available to download for free.

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We discussed whether the Budget really will deliver more employment for people in their 50s and 60s.
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What is an Age-friendly Community? Learn about the WHO Age-friendly Communities framework and what can be achieved through becoming one.
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This webinar explained how you can capture photos that show the diversity of older people in realistic and authentic ways.

Stories

‘Couch to Out and About’: age-friendly walking in Greater Manchester

Increasing levels of physical activity is a key ambition for the age-friendly Greater Manchester city region and Centre for Ageing Better’s strategic partnership with the local area.

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Sheila’s story – making a home accessible for independent living

She moved to her current bungalow in 1996 when she could no longer manage the stairs in her previous home and continued working as a teacher until 2010 when she took early retirement. Now 68, Sheila tells us about her experiences making her home fully accessible to support her goal of living independently. 

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East Riding of Yorkshire Council – a modern workforce in a modern workplace

Darren Stevens is Executive Director of Corporate Resources at East Riding of Yorkshire Council. He outlines the work that East Riding of Yorkshire Council is doing to become an Age-friendly Employer.

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Latest research from others

Solem, P. et al., Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies
1 Jun 2024
The paper explores the experiences and exit preferences of older employees as workplaces become increasingly digital.
Palermo, G. et al., Occupational Medicine
23 May 2024
This study examines the employment patterns of older women aged 50-64, and the factors leading to job exit.
Crocker, T, F., et al., Age and Ageing
25 May 2024
This paper presents a typology of community-based interventions to support older people to sustain independence.

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