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Read all the latest news and blogs from the Centre for Ageing Better

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Is the UK truly the best country to grow up and grow old in?

The House of Commons recently debated whether the UK is the best country to be an older person. Unfortunately we're far from that being a reality.

  • Ageing in society
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Older worker employment still stalling two years on from pandemic

Employment of older workers is still failing to recover to pre-pandemic levels, with almost a quarter of a million more people aged 50-64 economically inactive.

  • Work
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Community connections predict wellbeing as we age

New evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic highlights how stronger local connections are linked to better wellbeing, particularly as we age.

  • Communities
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What does ageism look like?

Ageism is the most widespread form of discrimination in the UK. And it will likely impact us all at some point, particularly as we get older.

  • Ageing in society
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'Age-positive image library' shortlisted for prestigious charity award

Our image library has been shortlisted for this year’s Charity Awards, for its positive and realistic portrayals of people aged 50+.

  • Ageing in society
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Supporting older people to remain online in the 'new normal'

Research conducted for Ageing Better is showing that lockdowns have had a profound effect on the way older people are using the internet.

  • Ageing in society
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Further blow to labour market as Queen’s Speech fails to deliver on long-promised Employment Bill

The Queen’s Speech again fails to include legislation granting Carers’ Leave or flexible working for all employees from day one.

  • Ageing in society
  • Work