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February 3, 2017

Presentation of Wellbeing Index at the London School of Economics

Presentation on the Age UK’s Wellbeing Index of Later Life, by Prof Asghar Zaidi from the University of Southampton along with Dr Marcus Green and Prof José Iparraguirre from Age UK. Delivered as a CASE Social Exclusion Seminar at the Centre for Analysis of  Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, on 1 February 2017

February 3, 2017

Presentation on Wellbeing in Later Life

Presentation of the main findings of the Age UK’s Wellbeing in Later Life Index at the University of Exeter Medical School on 19 February 2017

December 15, 2016

Department of Health Publishes Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2015

This year Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) independent surveillance report  focuses on those people who are currently  circa 50-70 years of age; a generation  often called the ‘Baby Boomers’.  Prof. Robert Stewart and Dr. Gayan Perera contributed to Mental health chapter and discussed about Common Mental Disorders in this age group.  Authors used Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS) survey… Read more »

November 23, 2015

The relationship between employment histories

Wentian Lu’s thesis, The relationship between employment histories before 60/65 years and fraility in later life: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSA)  was awarded best thesis in the Master of Science in Health and Society: Social Epidemiology at University College London.  Ms Lu is now undertaking a PhD in the Department of Epidemiology… Read more »

June 22, 2015

Financial and Health Resources, good protectors from but bad predictors of resilience

Poster to be presented at the  Longitudinal Studies: Maximising their Value for Ageing Research conference, 21-23 July 2015 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, UK. This paper uses an index of financial and health-related resources for people initially aged 50-64 to predict resilience to widowhood, onset or worsening of disability, or becoming retired during the period under study. We conceptualise… Read more »

March 18, 2015

A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit

Dr Ros Altmann’s report as the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers makes several recommendations including funding a major research and communications campaign to fully demonstrate the business case for retaining older workers, joining up across government to address adult skills gaps including apprenticeships for older workers and improving services offered by job centres for… Read more »

March 18, 2015

DWP publishes Employer Attitudes to Fuller Working Lives

The opportunity to work part-time is the most common way for employers to support later life working according to new research by DWP. A poll of nearly 700 business decision makers found that 35 per cent of respondents offered this support, while offering the chance to work flexibly (33 per cent) and gradually reduce hours… Read more »

January 30, 2015

Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives – new poll

These new results of a YouGov poll of over 50s explores older people’s attitudes to later life working and retirement. The research explores the attitudes of those who are currently employed, self-employed, and unemployed to later life working and retirement. It also explores the attitudes and reflections of those who are currently retired to the circumstances surrounding… Read more »

January 23, 2015

Loretta Platts introduces the WHERL project to the European Commission

On 12th January Dr. Loretta Platts introduced the WHERL project to staff at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. This meeting extended the project’s network to policy makers at EU level and will help us interact more effectively with European institutions in the future. We’ve put edited highlights of the presentation… Read more »