Living longer: Evidence cards
This set of evidence cards summarises the key stats and context around England's ageing population through engaging and accessible infographics.
We’ve launched a new set of downloadable evidence cards about living longer to help professionals better understand the evidence base and opportunities around demographic changes and trends. The cards have been designed to be used in workshops to run an ‘evidence safari’, a collaborative and interactive way of exploring research and insight rapidly.
At the Centre for Ageing Better, we want everyone to enjoy later life. However, achieving this will require radical action across a number of areas including work, housing, health and communities. We’ve produced these cards to support those interested in understanding how they can approach the opportunity of an ageing population in new and collaborative ways. For example, they might be helpful for a board looking to develop a strategy that references ageing or a local authority looking to understand their priorities through an ageing lens.
The launch of this resource follows our flagship report, The State of Ageing in 2020, which captures a snapshot of how people in the UK are ageing today. The report also looks at past trends and our prospects if action isn’t taken. Most statistics referenced in the evidence cards can be found in The State of Ageing, although we have also included broader statistics about later life from various sources.
If you would like to share with us your experience of using the resource, we’d love to hear from you