Creating Age Friendly Cities

Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, October 2016

As the number of older people living in cities increases, there is growing recognition that cities need to become ‘age-friendly’ to help people remain independent and active as they age. This briefing from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) examines how housing, outdoor spaces and transport can be made more age-friendly.

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Still not ready for ageing

Ready for Aging Alliance, September 2016

This paper assesses the government’s response to the UK’s ageing society and argues that action on tackling the challenges and maximising the opportunities of ageing has stalled. The Alliance calls for an urgent focus on social care in particular with the aim of achieving a sustainable long-term financial settlement.

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