Resources for Older People's Organisations in London

We all know that people are living longer but how is that changing our society?

What is the impact on demand for housing? How will pensions be affected? How will we care for our growing older population when the population of working age is shrinking?

These types of debates are increasingly being played out in the media and in political circles but in order for such debates to be productive, they have to be well informed.

This is why ILC-UK has produced a ‘Factpack’ of demographic statistics for the UK. The 12-page booklet provides statistics on a range of topics from life expectancy to housing supply, from pensions to the popularity of smart-phones amongst today’s older generations.  The information has been collated from a range of official sources including the Office for National Statistics, the European Commission and from other research organisations.

The Factpack can be found on this link:

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents launched its new film Facing Up to Falls at a joint event today with Age UK London, London Voluntary Service Council and Housing Learning and Improvement Network:

The film contains advice on preventing a fall and involves real-life experiences
of older people living in the London boroughs of Hackney, Islington and Newham. At the event we heard about the human and financial cost of older people suffering falls, and about how the risk of falls can be minimised by linking to preventive services like Age UK’s fit as a fiddle programme.

Age UK London have made all their briefings available online.

As part of the Fit 4 Purpose project, Age UK London produce a quarterly Councillor’s Bulletin, Health and Social Care Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin and a Professional Briefing.

All downloadable issues can be seen here

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.