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England's ageing population needs better political representation and focus

The 2021 Census reveals almost one in five of people living in England is aged 65 or older. This only furthers the case for an Older People’s Commissioner for England.

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Exodus of experienced workers from the jobs market continues

New stats show there's still a significant gap to pre-pandemic levels of employment of older workers, despite a successful bounce back for other age groups .

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How co-creation could hold the key to getting economically inactive older workers back into employment

Working alongside people with lived experience and local stakeholders, this is how we found out what isn't working when it comes to providing employment support for over 50s.

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Ageing Better's Chief Executive to advise new independent poverty commission

Our Chief Executive, Carole Easton, has agreed to become an Advisory Group member to help ensure the Commission uses the best possible range of external evidence.

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Our current world of work is failing older workers ahead of retirement

New research has revealed that many 65-year-olds lost out financially when the state pension age rose to 66 – including older workers still in employment.

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Gone for now, or gone for good?

The number of older workers has not rebounded in the same way as other groups since the pandemic. Hertfordshire Independent Living Services is one organisation leading the way in supporting older workers.

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Metro Mayors: Powerhouses for positive ageing?

Deepening devolution to metro and county regions is a key strand in the government's approach to Levelling Up. This will create huge potential to make older people's lives better.

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Older than ever: Ageing population requires change of approach

We urge the government and communities to do more to adapt for our ageing population, in response to new England & Wales Census 2021 data released today.

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Latest research from others

Department for Work and Pensions
28 Aug 2022
These annual statistics include detailed breakdowns of measures for increasing the number of savers, and increasing the amount of savings.
Department of Health and Social Care
29 Jul 2022
This plan sets out a vision for a digitally enabled health and social care system and how it can be achieved. It collates existing digital strategies, plans and guidance into one single action plan.
Women and Equalities Committee
28 Jul 2022
This report explores menopause as a health issue, a workplace issue and, fundamentally, as an equality issue, in relation to which people need better legal protection. It seeks to raise awareness across wider society, drive change amongst employers, and encourage a proactive and collaborative approach by the government.

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