A Great Place to Grow Old?

This week “Agenda for Later Life” – Age UK’s annual audit of how public policy is meeting the needs of our ageing population was published.

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What the report shows is that older people’s employment, digital inclusion, household spending and many other factors have improved over the last year; fewer people are living in non-decent housing and future pensioners are now more likely to be paying into a pension (even if many are not yet paying in enough). Details of the report and some neat Infografics that accompany it, as well as a comment by Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy at Age UK can be found at Age UK’s Blog page at:

http://ageukblog.org.uk/2015/11/11/a-great-place-to-grow-older/

Those of you who have known me for a while will know that this is what I consider to be our biggest national scandal. This week also saw the publication of the Winter Deaths figures for last year. So what do you think up or down from before (remembering it was a mild winter)?  Sadly up again. For more details about this see:

http://ageukblog.org.uk/2015/11/25/no-end-to-cold-related-deaths/

Think I have got a new blog to follow.

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