Better Planning Needed to Secure the Future of Ageing

Our ageing society offers significant social and economic opportunities but only if policymakers plan better for the long term, according to a recent report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK). The report argues that our society is not adequately responding to ageing today: The social care system is crumbling and health care is failing to incentivise the prevention of ill health. The housing and planning system is failing to respond to ageing resulting in people living in housing which does not meet their needs. Individuals are currently underestimating their life expectancy and risking running out of money in retirement. If urgent action is not taken to address the challenges posed by population ageing, ILC-UK presents a future in which health expenditure has increased debt as a proportion of GDP to 180%; more than one million additional care workers are required to meet the demand for social care; and millions have failed to save enough ahead of retirement. ILC-UK

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