Ageing Population

Signs of the Times

Dan Corry | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Corry

Our mission here at NPC is to try and increase the impact that the not-for-profit sector achieves. And one of the most important things we have done i...

Age of No Retirement Is Over-Stated: Most of Us Would Rather Spend Time With Family

Wendy Loretto | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Loretto

Having been in work for the majority of their lives, most people valued free-time over work if they had the option in older age. Perhaps unsurprising I admit, but what is interesting is how views on retirement differ between men and women.

Bricks and Mortar - the Key to Transforming Health and Social Care?

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

Housing with care options need to be diverse enough to cater for a range of different housing and lifestyle preferences, as well as care needs, so that when a person has an assessment of their support needs, they have a real and valid spectrum of choice about where they might live to have these needs met.

Stop Vested Interests Sabotaging Older Age Innovation, Bring on the Fire Starters

Sara McKee | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Sara McKee

Perhaps historically divorce did lead to a greater reliance on institutional care but why should it be that way in the future? In fact, rather than assuming an outcome, shouldn't the report's authors have investigated the other options available and how we can prevent older people from entering formal care?

What Do You Know About Hospice Care?

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Ellis

The reality is that hospice care is delivered in a surprising range of settings, including in people's homes. In fact 90% of hospice care is delivered away from a hospice building. Hospice teams are also involved in educating staff working in other settings such as care homes and hospitals.

Time to Meet the Challenges of Our Ageing Society

Paul Burstow | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Burstow

We are living through one of the biggest changes in human history, not just in Britain, globally too: we are living longer.

Fairer Funding For Hospices Would Benefit Patients And The NHS

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK
Jonathan Ellis

These are tough economic times for statutory funding of healthcare. It would be unrealistic to expect NHS funding for hospice care, which has on average made up a third of funding (32 per cent) for adult hospices and 17 per cent for children's services, to be exempt from this.

Do it for Denmark: New Advert Encourages Danes To Have More Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Population increase in Denmark has been described as "dangerously low" but that might be about to change - a travel company have created an advert tha...

The Challenge of Getting Older People in Developing Countries Seen, Heard and Helped

Toby Porter | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Toby Porter

But what about the hundreds of millions of older people in countries without this social security architecture, and where little or no such services exist? By 2050, 80% of the world's population over 60 will be living in developing countries. What sort of older age can they look forward to?

Are You Concerned About the Availability of Hospice Care in the Future?

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Ellis

Does the need for hospice care seem a distant reality to you? Or is it something you have thought about and which you or your loved ones might need one day?

New Commission to Put Ageing on the Agenda of the Voluntary Sector

Dan Corry | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

The Commission will draw together existing research, engage and consult the sector through a series of events, and work with voluntary organisations to develop answers as to how the sector can lead the way in adapting to an ageing population.

How Older People Will Change the World

Dr Malcolm Fisk | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Malcolm Fisk

Older people are going to be the most influential force of change in our society for many years to come. Similar to the rise and impact of youth culture in the 1950s and 60s, the changing demographics of the UK will transform the places where we work and live.

All Charities Must Prepare for Ageing

Dan Corry | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK
Dan Corry

Our aim is to give the sector a gentle kick up the pants. We all know the population will look different in 20 years time and we need to start thinking what that means for charities and their funders now.

Adult Nappies Will Outsell Baby Nappies In Japan By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

In Japan, a country with the fastest growing elderly population in the world, business is booming... for adult nappies. And what's more, the indust...

Acting Now to Ensure a Liveable Pension Tomorrow

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Pensions are a great way of providing older people with a minimum income, but their future is far from certain. Most state pensions in Europe tend to be funded through contributions by today's workers.

We Must Avert This 'Miserable Crisis' for Older People

Ciaran Devane | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ciaran Devane

Over the next 20 years the number of over-65s living with cancer will more than double, from around 1.3 million in 2010 to close to 3 million by 2030. Today, around one in eight over-65s will have received a cancer diagnosis; by 2030, this will be more like one in five.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Pope Francis, Friend Of Dictators?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Thursday 14 March 2013... 1) POPE FRANCIS, FRIEND OF DICTATORS? Surprise, surprise, this morning's newspaper ...

Reducing Wrongful Convictions

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Our memory is capable of incredible things; however, it does not work like a tape recorder, neither when memorising an event, nor when attempting to recall it. In court, eyewitness evidence is regarded to be among the most incriminating type of evidence.

Words of Advice to the New Secretary of State for Health

Michael Macdonnell | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Macdonnell

Congratulations on your appointment. Although some may see it as a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire, there's an important job to do and Rupert has assured me that there are no plans for News Corp to enter the healthcare market.

Why Our Ageing Population Is an Asset Not a Burden

Dr Malcolm Fisk | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Malcolm Fisk

The growing number of older people throughout Europe offers us an immense opportunity. Older people, after all, constitute an army within which there is knowledge, talent and ability.

What's Happened To Fearne?

PA | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home

Radio 1 DJ Fearne Cotton has been given a glimpse of the future after photo wizards showed how she will look on her bus pass. The presenter has bee...

Grow Old Gracefully - The Best is Yet to Come

Kate Thompson | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

So many of today's stars are chosen to look as close to perfect as possible. Most female celebrities don't have visible eye-bags or spots or jowels or wrinkles like some of us do. Tess Daly, even in her 40s, is more polished than most women in their 20s and 30s. And yet she's teamed on Strictly Come Dancing with ageing 80-something Bruce Forsyth...

As the Population Ages, Our Leaders Get Ever Younger. Why?

Willard Foxton | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics
Willard Foxton

Old folk are not welcome in politics. Just look at the ruthless decapitation of Ming Campbell by the Liberal Democrats, preferring to replace the old man with a "younger leader who might connect more with voters; look at the mud slung at John McCain around the fear that he might die in office.

It Really Is Good to Talk

Mike Biddle | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Biddle

Recent predictions from the Office of National Statistics suggest that one in three babies born today will live to 100 and beyond. Bearing in mind our ageing population, we've been doing quite a lot of work over the past five years to think about how we can enable us all to live our lives the way we want to, where we want to.