Population ageing in the UK and worldwide presents many challenges for social welfare and social policy. This area aims to cover a broad range of issues having an impact on older adults, including health and social care, residential and community care, living arrangements, financial inclusion, independent living, citizenship, and rights and risk. In particular it is concerned with the analysis of public policy as it affects older people, research into related issues and the promotion of good practice in service design and provision. It will provide access to the policy documents, reports and briefings that highlight issues around the support of older people and the implications of an ageing population.
This collection is made up of full text reports on older adults, available to view free of charge
Delivering Dilnot: paying for elderly care
This report calls for the appropriate legislative levers to be inserted into the draft care and support bill so that the Dilnot Commission's proposals on care financing can be delivered in full by the end of this parliament.
Training older workers in Denmark
This case study explores the reasons why Denmark has the highest participation rate for the training of workers aged 55-64 in the OECD.
Shining a light on care: helping people make better care home choices
Choosing a care home is a life-changing decision; for many it will be their last home.
Shining a light on care: helping people make better care home choices: executive summary
This summary highlights three related issues that act as an obstacle to choosing a care home that matches all the criteria for a good quality home:Too many interpretations or versions of quality.
Independent Age response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry on Brexit and health and social care
This is a briefing by Independent Age for the Health Select Committee Inquiry on Brexit and health and social care.
Older people's poverty: drivers and policy options
Aiming to provide an anti-poverty strategy for all ages, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation commissioned the Strategic Society Centre to explore reasons for poverty among older people.
Older people and public policy briefing: September 2016
This briefing provides important information about a number of issues affecting health and social care for older adults.