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Busting the “wealthy boomers” myth

The post-war generation now in their 60s and 70s are often portrayed as wealthy beneficiaries of circumstance. Yet almost one in five live in poverty.

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Last week’s Budget will deepen financial strife of millions of already impoverished pensioners, new report reveals

The Centre for Ageing Better has published an extended State of Ageing 2023/24 chapter on finance which summarises in detail the concerning level of poverty and financial insecurity among the country's ageing population.

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Accidental ageists: quarter of the population discriminate or stereotype by age without realising

The Age Without Limits campaign releases new data ahead of first national Action Day which will see scores of events across the country including opening of Challenging Ageism: See and Be Seen exhibition in London.

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No place for older renters

The impact of the housing crisis on poverty is an area of growing public interest and understanding, but older people experiencing financial insecurity are often overlooked.

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Budget of short-term gains fails to tackle need for long-term change

This afternoon, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered the final Spring Budget of this Parliament before the next General Election.

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Centre for Ageing Better calls on Chancellor to finally deliver his older workers’ budget

Tomorrow Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver the final Spring Budget of this Parliament to a packed Commons.

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Age-friendly on a budget: A selection of good practice from the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities

Becoming a more Age-friendly Community doesn’t have to cost the earth, writes our Age-friendly Communities Learning Officer Rebecca Lines.

In fact, it can often be a matter of doing what is already happening, with your ageing population in mind.

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Learning together, building connections: Bringing the Good Home Network together face-to-face

The Centre for Ageing Better and Foundations are bringing together local authorities in the Good Home Network to support learning, peer support and innovation in home improvement services.

  • Homes

Latest research from others

Age UK
26 Feb 2024
This report outlines the impact of the cost of living on older people during winter months.
Tasi, Y., et al., BMC Geriatrics
4 Mar 2024
This review synthesises evidence on the effectiveness of digital interventions on supporting the health and cognitive health of older people.
Age UK
14 Mar 2024
The report explores factors affecting the mental well-being of older people in the UK.

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