Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 5th March 2018

Weekly Members News – 05/03/2018

Opportunities for Action

The Future of Ageing 2018

The International Longevity Centre-UK is pleased to announce that its next Future of Ageing Conference will take place on:
Date: Thursday 29th November 2018
Venue: Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Scarsdale Pl, Kensington, London W8 5SY

For details, and to book (numerous early-bird concessions), visit the ILC-UK website.


Ageing Population: Meeting Needs Through Innovation

Open Forum Events is holding a one day conference which will be addressing the impact of ageing, across society, and the increasing need for age-related products and services to support older people live well and independently.

Date: 11 July 2018
Venue: etc Venues, Manchester

For full details, programme, speakers and to book visit the OFE website.

On a first come, first served basis the first 20 places are being offered at £100 plus VAT – promotional code APfirst20.


For Information


Local Government Guide to Healthy Ageing

The Local Government Association has published a new guide “Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years”, setting out priority areas for partnership working to improve later life health. It contains case studies from:

  • London Borough of Ealing: tackling loneliness and isolation
  • Lancashire County Council: preventing falls
  • London Borough of Haringey: getting older people active
  • Torbay Council: using lottery funding to boost healthy ageing
  • Oxfordshire: an olympic legacy for older people
  • Essex County Council: extending the NHS Health Checks programme
  • Walsall Council: getting people talking about their health
  • Dudley Council: reshaping the strategy on health ageing

Life Expectancy and deprivation

The Office for National Statistics has published a new bulletin examining life expectancy and years expected to live in “Good” health for England and Wales, using deprivation indices to measure socioeconomic inequalities.

The changes in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between 2011 to 2013 and 2014 to 2016 were generally most favourable among those living in the least deprived 10% of areas in both countries. There were noticeable falls in female life expectancy at birth in the 20% most deprived populations in England. The growth in the inequality in life expectancy was a result of more favourable longevity gains among less deprived populations.


Dementia-friendly Utility Guide

February 28th saw the launch of the Dementia-friendly utility guide. The guide is aimed at utility companies across water, energy and communications and encourages organisations to have the right policies and procedures in place to support customers affected by dementia.

The report can be downloaded here:


Supporting older people with hearing loss in care settings

Action on Hearing Loss has published new guidance and information sheets for managers and staff as part of a three year Department of Health funded project working to address hearing loss in longer term care settings for older people.There is a press release about the project and guide.


Centre for Ageing Better

The Centre for Ageing Better has published its monthly round-up of recent research and policy on ageing.

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