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Blogs: Planning and preparing for later life

In anticipation of our event, 'A message to myself: planning and preparing for later life', this collection of blogs touches upon personal experiences and feelings towards preparing for 60s and beyond.

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The event will mark the launch of our new research, which is a summary of the evidence that exists about who does or doesn’t plan for the future, what the barriers and enablers might be to planning, and what might work to help people plan more.

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Ageing Better’s report, ‘Planning and preparing for later life’, summarises the available evidence on what enables people to plan for their later lives and what factors can present barriers to planning.

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We held a panel event that explored what enables people to plan for their later lives, and the challenges they may face along the way.

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While we might want to plan ahead for our future, the day-to-day challenges we all face can make it hard to do in practice.

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While some people know the basic things they need to plan for as they approach later life, many of us leave the fine details to the last moment.

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For many people, looking ahead to what we’ll think, feel and need in later life is almost impossible – even if they’re aware of the importance of planning.

Latest research from others

Department for Work & Pensions
11 Jul 2023
This paper outlines the government's response to a consultation seeking views on a new legislative framework for authorising and regulating defined benefit 'superfund' consolidation schemes.
Department for Work & Pensions
20 Jun 2023
This toolkit is designed to provide some ideas and guidance for organisations wishing to encourage pensioners they have dealings with to claim Pension Credit where they might be entitled.
Department of Health and Social Care
15 Jun 2022
This guidance applies to the charging reform implementation support funding. It sets out allocations of the implementation support grant for 2022 to 2023 and guidance intended to assist local authorities.

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