The 50+ volunteering programme was a government initiative focused on harnessing the skills and experiences of volunteers aged 50 and over. In addition to providing innovation funds, the programme included an evidence review on community contributions in later life, which was undertaken by the Centre for Ageing Better.
Ageism is widespread in society and can be found everywhere from our workplaces and health systems to the stereotypes we see on TV, advertising and in the media. The guide reflects on how to improve this situation by making small changes to the ways that we speak and write about ageing and older age.
This white paper sets out a ten year vision for adult social care and provides information on funded proposals that will be implemented over the next three years. It sets out how allocated funding will be spent to begin to transform the adult social care system in England including new investments in: housing and home adaptations; technology and digitisation; workforce training and wellbeing support; support for unpaid carers, improved information and advice; and innovation and improvement.