Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 26th February 2018
Weekly Members News – 26/02/2018
Opportunities for Action
The Silver Economy
Positive Ageing in London, in partnership with Wise Age Ltd and Age Platform (UK) are organising a free mini conference and focus group around the silver Economy – the role , benefits and needs of older working age people to London’s Employment, Skills and Economic Development.
Date and time: 19 March, 1030-1530 Venue: Europe House , Smith Square London SW1P 3EU
‘Beyond the Front Door’ Dementia & Housing Conferences
Our home – the place and the people – provides a major focus in our lives and is particularly important when we face transitions such as discharge from hospital or following a diagnosis of dementia. ‘Beyond the Front Door’ conferences will explore issues relating to the concept of ‘home’ to better understand their importance in relation to the sense of identity and wellbeing for people living with dementia.
These two conferences will be an opportunity for occupational therapists, housing support sectors, social housing providers, commissioners and those working in the voluntary sector to come together to learn from the Life Story Network’s ‘Beyond the Front Door’ report, support the development of toolkits and begin to embed responses to dementia in to projects and programmes of work relating to the home.
Date: Thursday, 26 April 2018 Time: 10:00 to 15:30 Location: Weetwood Hall Hotel, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS Organised by: Life Story Network and Foundations
We’ve been working with leading psychologists in the field of loneliness in a collaboration with Wellcome Collection to create this survey. We hope to answer some questions which haven’t been researched before.
A Silver Lining for the UK economy? The intergenerational case for supporting longer working lives
Despite the growth in older workers over the last 20 years, there is still a stark gap between employment rates of people in their 50s and early 60s and those in their 40s. Currently, less than half of the population are in employment the year before they are eligible for their state pension. This age employment gap is likely to grow in line with the scheduled rises in state pension age unless action is taken now.