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Exploring the impact of lockdown on older adults' mental health

Whilst the last year and a half has been stressful for us all, it’s clear that it has had a disproportionate impact on the mental wellbeing of people who were already disadvantaged before the pandemic struck. It's time to address these inequalities.

  • Ageing in society
  • Health
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How can we help people stay active in later life?

What are the barriers to over 50s staying active? And what work is being done to address these barriers?

  • Health
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An employment lawyer’s perspective on age discrimination

Older workers who are made redundant find it harder to find alternative employment. What can employers do to promote inclusivity and age diversity in their workplace?

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Ageism will lock older workers out of employment as furlough ends, experts warn

Employers could be missing out on the benefits of an intergenerational workforce, with the OECD finding that age diversity in the workforce could boost GDP by 19% in the next 30 years.

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Greater Manchester is committed to widening access and participation in active travel for over 50s

Active travel is key to people being happier, healthier and more connected. And yet levels of active travel drop off rapidly with age. How then, can we consider opportunities to increase levels of participation?

  • Health
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Better walking and cycling infrastructure crucial to keeping over 50s healthy

Our new report emphasises that well-designed neighbourhoods that enable people to walk and cycle are vital to helping people in their 50s and 60s stay active.

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Growing #OlderAndGreener

Tackling the climate emergency is an urgent issue that requires an intergenerational approach. Communities across the UK are ensuring the voices of older people are heard.

  • Ageing in society
  • Communities