An evidence summary of health inequalities in older populations in coastal and rural areas: Full report- Public Health England

This report provides evidence on the health inequalities experienced by older populations in coastal and rural areas, together with a summary of key considerations to reduce inequalities and promote healthy ageing in these areas. It comprises a literature review supplemented

Ageing confidently: supporting an ageing workforce – Centre for Social Justice

It is estimated that by 2035, over half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years of age. This report proposes several recommendations to provide older people and employers with the support needed to unlock the potential

Overpayments of Carer’s Allowance: Thirtieth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee

The Work and Pensions Committee has found that carers are being disproportionately heavily penalised for years of Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administrative errors or their own honest mistakes.  They find the carers allowance is operated using a confusing

Tackling loneliness: (Briefing Paper number 8514) – House of Commons Library

The government’s Loneliness Strategy was published in October 2018. It set out a wide variety of cross-departmental measures that the government would take to provide ‘national leadership’ to tackle loneliness in England. This briefing: explains the Strategy; the steps taken

Care in Places: Inequalities in local authority adult social care spending power – Salvation Army

Salvation army report that finds there is significantly less money to care for older people who live in rural areas across England.  Adult Social Care is largely funded by local business rates, council tax and other local charges but areas with

A home for the ages: planning for the future with age-friendly design – Royal Institute of British Architects and Centre for Towns

RIBA and the Centre for Towns  report that challenges the current failure in England to meet the need for housing that is suitable for the older generation. From making the current housing stock more accessible through to delivering specialised housing

Social care: paying for care home places and domiciliary care (England): (Briefing Paper Number 1911) – House of Commons Library

Updated House of Commons Library briefing paper that sets out how individuals are assessed for local authority funding support towards the costs of their social care for 2019/20. Key metrics for the social care means-test for 2019/20 are: upper capital

Inquiry into decent and accessible homes for older people – All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People

All Party Parliamentary Group for Ageing and Older People report following an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people’s physical, mental and social wellbeing. An estimate of some of the costs of poor housing

Hidden no more: dementia and disability – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia report that identifies that according to domestic law and international convention, dementia is a disability. Thousands of people who responded to an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) inquiry agreed that they see dementia as a disability.

Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes – Care Quality Commission

Care quality Commission review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England draws on one hundred inspections of care homes on which CQC inspectors were accompanied by inspectors from dental regulation. It reveals that three years

Ageing cohort of drug users – Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

This report from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) explores the specific issues for older people with a drug problem focusing on those who have had a drug problem for an extended period of time. It describes

Crisis In Care: What Do MPs Think – Health for Care

Health for Care is a coalition, led by the NHS Confederation, of 15 national health organisations. To inform government thinking ahead of the green paper and the expected spending review in autumn 2019, the coalition wanted to test the views

NHS RightCare: Frailty Toolkit Optimising a frailty system – NHS RightCare

Increasing numbers of people are at risk of developing frailty. People living with frailty are experiencing unwarranted variation in their care. This toolkit will provides expert practical advice and guidance on how to commission and provide the best system wide

Older Men At The Margins: Guidance For Practitioners And Services Providing Groups For Older Men – Age UK

Older Men at the Margins was a two-year study to understand how men aged 65 and over from different social backgrounds and circumstances experienced loneliness and social isolation. It also explored the formal and informal ways they sought to stay

Under the skin: Listening to the voices of older people on influenza immunisation – International Longevity Centre UK

Preventing ill-health and reducing the burden of disease is  increasingly recognised as vital in the context of an ageing society, and influenza immunisation programmes are a key plank of preventative strategies in many countries across the world. Rates of influenza

Waiting For Care: Is Scotland Meeting Its Commitment To Older People – Age UK Scotland

Report that highlights in Scotland that more than 4 in 10 older people with ‘critical’ or ‘substantial’ needs wait more than six weeks for social care in Scotland. It outlines six recommendations to local and national government which could help

Taking The P***: The Decline Of The Great British Public Toilet – Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Royal Society for Public Health report considering the state of the UK’s public conveniences, the impact this has on health and wellbeing, and public perceptions of what should be done. It sheds light on the health burden of this declining

Active Ageing: An Anchor Hanover report in association with Demos – Demos

This report, written in conjunction with care home provider Anchor Hanover, highlights the costs of physical inactivity in older people to the NHS and estimates that by 2030, this could be as much as £1.3bn. It also outlines the human

Care Deserts: The Impact Of A Dysfunctional Market In Adult Social Care Provision – Age UK

Report by Incisive Health for Age UK highlights the extent of the local lottery that now exists when trying to secure residential care or care at home, and the long-feared emergence of ‘care deserts’ in some places. These are localities