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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.

Birthday cards

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.

Fridge with notes

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.

notebook and pen

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.

Lots of leaflets on retirement

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.

Retirement planning guide books

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.

Snow globe in the office

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 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.
Department of Health and Social Care
15 Jun 2022
In spring 2022, the government carried out a public consultation seeking views on the social care cost cap. This document outlines the government response to the ‘supporting local preparation’ part of the consultation.
Centre for Ageing Better
10 Jun 2022
The Centre for Ageing Better have launched a new public campaign tackling the everyday ageism heads along side their new strategy. The campaign will seek to overturn the deeply entrenched negative attitudes within society towards older people through a collective and nationwide approach. The organisation will work with the public, age-friendly communities, employers as well as other sector and industry partners to change the way people think, feel and act about ageing. The new strategy also focuses on activities to reduce the inequalities people experience as they grow older.

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