Centre for Ageing Better Annual review 2016-17
An overview of our work over the past year, as well as setting out future plans for achieving its vision of a society where everybody enjoys a good later life.
Population projections show that in 2024, more than one in four of us will be over 60. In the UK today there are now about as many people aged 60 and over as there are aged 18 and below.
But, rather than celebrating the gift and opportunity of longer life, our ageing society is seen as a drain on resources, and ageism is one of the last acceptable forms of prejudice and discrimination.
This review demonstrates the approach we are taking to create evidence-based change.
- We commissioned two large systematic reviews – on home adaptations, and inequalities for people in later life.
- We commissioned and completed a co-design project in Greater Manchester, talking to local residents, employers and job centre managers on how to get people over 50 back into work.
- We influenced central government policy on work and health, and housing.
- We launched programmes on community contributions and physical activity.
More details of other activities are outlined in this review.