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Reform needed to stop unpaid carers paying the price for their vital role

Unpaid carers’ reward for providing a secondary National Health Service is to be left substantially worse-off in employment and in retirement.

  • Age-friendly Movement
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Closing employment gap for older workers would generate £9 billion a year for economy

Older workers currently get poorer opportunities and outcomes when it comes to finding work, receiving employment support, facing redundancy or receiving training.

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“Awful. Panicky”: How work-related inequalities are impacting older women’s hopes for their futures

Gender, ethnicity and caring responsibilities can all impact working lives and heighten the risk of financial insecurity in later life.

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Political parties urged to include commitment to Commissioner for Older People and Ageing in election manifestoes

Four leading older people's organisations are calling on political parties to commit to the creation of a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing during campaigning for the General Election.

  • Age-friendly Movement
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Fixing England’s dangerous homes would deliver more than £1.5 billion in annual health and social care savings

New analysis reveals how poor quality housing is incurring huge costs and pressures on the NHS and social care.

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It is time to act on the silent scandal of nearly 4 million dangerous homes

We urgently need a national strategy to tackle the poor quality of the country’s homes, writes our Chief Executive Dr Carole Easton OBE.

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The enormous contributions older people make to society – and the barriers holding them back

Older people’s contributions to their communities are invaluable - they matter for the wellbeing of older people and their families, as well as for their neighbourhoods.

  • Age-friendly Movement

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Media Manager
As Media Manager, Neil is responsible for growing Ageing Better’s profile and relationships across national, regional, trade and broadcast media.
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Media Officer
Steve is responsible for supporting the communications teams in raising Ageing Better’s profile and relationships across national, regional, trade and broadcast media.

Latest research from others

House of Commons
15 May 2024
This briefing provides an overview of changes to the pension entitlement of UK women born in the 1950s, and an update on the related Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) investigation.
Age UK
28 May 2024
This report outlines current evidence on the delivery of the Disabled Facilities Grant - funding available to Disabled people to make changes to their home. Based on Age UK Advice Line data and…
Larri, L. J., International Journal of Population Studies
15 Apr 2024
This paper explores the participation of older women in social movements, and the opportunities it provides for life-long learning and well-ageing. Based on mixed methods research with Australia’s…

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