Learning from lockdown: Priorities for the future
Latest research and insight from Ageing Better and its partners on the impact of COVID-19 on people approaching later life.
COVID-19 has had far-reaching impacts on every age group in the UK. But older adults have been most affected by the virus, with the vast majority of deaths among people aged 50 and over. And with nearly a third of key workers over 50.
This report gives clear guidance for central government, local government and other private, public and voluntary sector organisations on how to significantly improve the prospects of those currently in their 50s and 60s, who make up around a quarter of the population in England – over 14 million people.
We need a combined focus on improving health resilience and maximising the potential of 50-70 year olds to support economic recovery and growth. This group, as we will see, are at risk of financial insecurity and experiencing longer periods in poor health.
Actions taken for this group now will benefit society as a whole.