Understanding age and the labour market

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and

Research finds millions of older UK home owners want to downsize

2015 Bevan Prize for Health & Wellbeing

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Improving quality of life for people with dementia and their carers through impact investment

20th April 2015, NESTA

NESTA a UK-based charity recently released a paper which explores the role for impact investment in developing and scaling products to improve the quality of life of people with dementia. It does this by examining areas where there is a need for innovation, promising evidence of impact and market opportunity. The first section of the report discusses the nature of dementia and its social and economic impact. The second section looks at the current policy and market landscape and discusses the market opportunity.

Older workers

The Bigger Picture: Understanding disability and care in England’s older population

10th March 2015, Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre

Research from Independent Age and the Strategic Society Centre reveals that over 2 million pensioners struggle with the most basic day-to-day tasks. Meanwhile, 70,000 of the most disabled pensioners do not get any form of paid or unpaid care at home.