Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 19th February 2018

Weekly Members News – 19/02/2018

Opportunities for Action

London’s Silver Economy: Older Workers, Employment and Economic DevelopmentPositive Ageing in London, Wise Age Ltd and Age Platform (UK) are organising a free, half-day conference and focus group to discuss the benefits and needs that older working age people (50+) bring to London through their paid and unpaid work.

The Mayor of London’s draft plan for an inclusive and growing economy is currently out for consultation. The focus group discussion will inform Positive Ageing’s formal response to the Mayor’s consultation. Key questions we will explore include:

  • How can the mayor help to tackle age discrimination in the workplace?
  • How can the economic strategy tackle the entrenched long-term worklessness in the older working-age population?
  • What type of localised skills system is needed to help adult learners in London?
  • What could the mayor do to support older Londoners back into work?

Date and time: 19 March, 1030-1530

Venue:  Europe House, Smith Square London SW1P 3EU

For more details and to book, visit Eventbrite.


Stay Well This Winter

Public Health England’s Stay Well This Winter campaign has been running since October 2017 and we want to know how the campaign has been activated in your area, we are also requesting feedback on how we can improve next year’s campaign. Please complete a short survey here and your input will help us develop the materials we provide next year.

For Information


Ageing Better Newsletter

The monthly news update from the Centre for Ageing Better includes its response to the recent report from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee’s report on Housing for Older People.


Older Workers and the Gig Economy

The Independent reports on recent research from insurer Zurich UK which indicates that over a third of people working in the booming gig economy who are above the age of 55 say that they are drawn to temporary jobs to ease the transition into retirement.


New from NICE: People’s experience in adult social care services

NICE has launched a new guideline on People’s experience in adult social care services: improving the experience of care and support for people using adult social care services It covers good practice in the care and support of all adults who use services and aims to improve their  experience of services. People who use services were involved in the development of the guideline and the recommendations are based on what they consider to be important in their care and support.

You can view the guideline on the NICE website.


Is it time for the ”Care Pension”?

With the over 85’s being the fastest growing section of the population, resolving the issue of funding of long-term care is becoming ever more urgent. Yet despite more than twenty years of Royal Commissions and expert reviews, we seem to be no nearer to a solution.

A Green Paper is expected in the coming months which will undoubtedly summarise the nature of the problem and ask some searching questions, but the recent General Election campaign suggests that there is little prospect of political consensus on a way forward.

In a policy paper, insurer Royal London has proposed that a new financial product – the care pension – could be part of the solution.


ILC-UK Update

The International Longevity Centre – UK has published its latest update, including details of two new reports, one on the international perspectives for stimulating the UK Housing-with-care sector and the other on the Commission on Dementia and Music.


Pensions Cold Calling

CityWire reports that the Government will speed through the long awaited ban on pension cold callers.

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