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Five highlights from the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities Annual Conference

For the first time in three years, members of the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities came together face to face at our Annual Conference.

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Damaging post-pandemic trend for older workers continues despite 'Great Unretirement'

Newly released statistics show more than 3.5 million people aged 50-64 are now economically inactive – almost 270,000 more than before the pandemic.

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Could the UK start delivering the accessible homes our ageing population so desperately needs?

The UK has the oldest housing stock in Europe, and the situation is only going to get exponentially worse if we don’t take action now.

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Asking if over 50s are responsible for rising inflation ignores the larger problem at hand

Dame Sharon White, the head of John Lewis, commented earlier this week that over 50s leaving the labour market is contributing to rising inflation.

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New photo collection shines spotlight on hidden older unpaid carers

Older unpaid carers are the focus of the latest photo collection in our age-positive image library.

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How to make carers more visible

Being an unpaid carer can be challenging and overwhelming. It’s vital that we share their stories, and make sure they're represented and supported.

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False advertising: why we need more realistic depictions of older people

Advertising and social media can drastically change how we see ourselves – often for the worse.

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The Skills to Pay the Bills: Feeling the effects of a decade of skills and training shortfall

A new National Audit Office report has revealed a significant reduction in the take-up of skills and training programmes. Why is that?

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Latest research from others

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
29 Aug 2022
This document summarises the government and public responses to a consultation on raising accessibility standards of new homes, recognising the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people.
Department for Work and Pensions
28 Aug 2022
These annual statistics include detailed breakdowns of measures for increasing the number of savers, and increasing the amount of savings.
Care Provider Alliance
15 Aug 2022
This guide is designed to help adult social care providers understand ICS and, at the same time, help ICSs to have a better understanding of the value of the full participation and engagement from adult social care providers.

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