Whilst there are a range of influences on inequalities in later life, the most compelling evidence relates to our circumstances and experiences across the life course and the combination of multiple factors that shape people’s experiences in later life (intersectionality). Inequalities in later
Report that aims to understand the main factors that influence inequalities in later life and the nature of inequalities and the state of the evidence and identified evidence gaps in the following areas: Subjective wellbeing Physical and mental health Life and healthy life
Comprehensive Care looks at the concept of ‘frailty’ in older people living in hospital. It covers four key aspects of caring for older people living with frailty in hospital: Assessment; identifying and managing symptoms associated with frailty in hospital; discharge planning; and
This report explains what poverty is and what causes it, highlights trends and projections in UK poverty, and makes recommendations for tackling: the high costs driving poverty, including housing poverty in childhood poverty in working age poverty in later life
This document provides evidence-based guidance on how to carry out a health and social care needs assessment of older people in prisons. Commissioners of prison healthcare services and social care services can use this to understand the needs of older
Bringing together information, statistics and evidence from across the health and social care system to highlight what is happening to older people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in England. It examines the causes and consequences of malnutrition in
A resource guide from Age UK, which offers practical advice on providing the kind of service in which older lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people can feel safe to be themselves.
Considers a toolkit created by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Dorset County Council and a number of housing associations to develop peer support in sheltered housing services. It defines the concept of kindliness as it relates to sheltered housing and
Review providing evidence to make the case for the importance and effectiveness of adaptations, primarily to influence policy-makers at national and local levels, practitioners and local commissioners. The objective is to strengthen their focus on housing in their strategic plans, and commit
This systematic review of the best recent scientific evidence on how home adaptations can contribute to improving later lives. It shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility. For example,
This is the ILC-UK’s fourth Factpack, setting out the key facts and figures underpinning the longevity revolution. It focus’ attention on those individuals in the “retirement zone” – the age where retirement becomes an increasingly important consideration as individuals leave or plan
Evidence review on the economic impact of loneliness interventions. It finds that up to £3 of health care costs can be saved for every £1 spent on an effective intervention on loneliness.
A guide for commissioners and providers of social and medical care for older people with hearing loss to help maintain health, wellbeing and independence. Guide produced to help deliver more of the recommendations in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss.
This report reveals evidence of age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research. The findings are based on a survey of professionals, interviews and focus groups with older adults with alcohol problems and a summative review of relevant policy and
This report summarises the results of a collaboration between Centre for Mental Health and the NHS Benchmarking Network. The NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN) is a member-based organisation of NHS commissioners and providers who collect and analyse data on health care services across the NHS. NHSBN have
Key findings of this briefing include: 22% (101,203) of people died in a care home in 2014, up from 16% (76,997) in 2005. A third (34%) of these people are temporary residents. In 2014 a further 28,892 permanent care home residents died elsewhere, down
Report for the County Councils Network that identifies a risk of care market destabilisation as a result of the prospect of a new, revised set of long term care funding reforms, which could (as with Dilnot) drive ‘payor shift’ and ‘market
This pathway defines the key interlocking components for an optimal system for prevention and management and the priority higher value interventions that systems should focus on to address variation, improve outcomes, reduce cost and contribute toward a sustainable NHS.
Institute for Public Policy Research report for Independent Age that suggests that changes to benefits (e.g. the Winter Fuel Payments or Triple Lock) are unlikely to raise enough money to fill the funding gap in isolation, are more likely to
Survey of residents living in care homes and their family members and friends, which continues to paint a very positive picture of life in participating residential care homes across the UK.