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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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Being poor, disabled or from a minority ethnic background significantly increases risk of ageism, new study finds

The Centre for Ageing Better’s new State of Ageing 2023/24 chapter on Society reveals that being poor or disabled can increase the chances of someone becoming the victim of ageism four-fold.

  • Age-friendly Movement
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Placeholder image Five people on the beachThe winning photo of North Norfolk’s Age Positive Photography Competition. ’Red Hat Ladies’ by Sally Redgrave.

How Age-friendly Communities celebrated the Age Without Limits Action Day 2024

The first Age Without Limits Action Day brought together an array of events and activities helping to change perceptions about ageing.

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Older people demand their voices are heard at Downing Street as they call for a Commissioner

Representatives from Ageing Better join campaigners and colleagues from three other organisations to hand in a petition calling for a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing in England.

  • 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.

Latest research from others

Scott, M,. et al,. Age and Ageing
1 Apr 2024
This systematic review outlines differences in care related outcomes for long-term care home residents from minoritised backgrounds
Telzazzi, I. and Colombo, B., Journal of Health Social Science
30 Mar 2024
This review outlines evidence on the health disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ older adults.
Stegen, H., et al., International Psychogeriatrics
31 Mar 2024
This review assesses the prevalence of loneliness globally, and the different ways it is measured.

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