The UK’s population is undergoing a massive age shift. In less than 20 years, one in four people will be over 65. The fact that many of us are living longer is a great achievement. But unless radical action is taken by government, business and others in society, millions of us risk missing out on enjoying those extra years.
The State of Ageing 2022 from the The Centre for Ageing Better is an online, interactive report that captures a snapshot of how people in the UK are ageing today, while looking at past trends and our prospects if action isn’t taken.
You can also download the Summary.
What needs to happen
In case you missed it: The recording of last month’s webinar, The State of Ageing 2022 , is now available!
A panel of experts gathered to explore key trends across people’s experiences of ageing and consider what needs to be done to make England a better place to grow old in.
- Chair: Carole Easton, Chief Executive, Centre for Ageing Better
- Pam Smith, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
- David Finch, Assistant Director Healthy Lives Team, The Health Foundation
- Aideen Young, Evidence Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
It is widely known that people’s experiences of growing older vary, but this year’s State of Ageing report makes clear that a financially secure and healthy later life is becoming increasingly unlikely for millions of people. And, with the population ageing rapidly, the number of people at risk is growing at an alarming rate.