Reports, Consultations and Strategy Documents
What makes fulfilling work in later life? a new report by the Centre for Ageing Better, recommends that employers should provide full and equal access to flexible working arrangements, occupational health support and appropriate workplace adaptations to help older workers to manage health conditions at work.
State Pension no longer Fit for purpose according to new reporthttps://www.icfp.co.uk/2016/11/state-pension-no-longer-fit-purpose/
Quick Guide published by NHS England – Health and Housing
This new Quick Guide, published by NHS England, encourages joint working across health, housing and social care to prevent hospital admissions, help people to be discharged from hospital safely and effectively and support people to live independently at home.
Aimed at Clinical Commissioning Groups it offers practical examples and resources on how housing and health can work together and marks the start of a national CCG engagement programme which includes a series of webinars and a dedicated webpage
Discharging Older People from Acute Hospitals – report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee
This interactive map plots sustainability and transformation plan (STP) footprints against local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and, where appropriate, combined authorities. It enables STP leads to establish closer links with their respective leaders of growth, helping NHS organisations to bring in long-term external funding, exert more influence over strategic decision-making and improve services locally
This report brings together evidence about today’s older population, with future trends and projections, to identify the implications for the UK. It is hoped that this evidence will help the government to develop the policies needed to adapt to an ageing population.
Future Years, in collaboration with the University of Hull, launch their latest report into Concessionary Fares
The study evaluates the social value of transport needs for older people:
Future Years – the Yorkshire and Humber Forum on Ageing was formally launched in 2005 to consider the implications of demographic change across our Region. Our aim was to influence policy makers and service development to ensure that any proposed changes take full account of the impact on older people.
In 2008 the Government looked at the achievements of our Forum and commissioned a review of the way Government engaged with older people and how it could ensure the voices of older people were being heard at Government level. The recommendations were that every region should have an advisory forum to actively engage with older people , listen to what they had to say and feed those views directly to Government Ministers through a new partnership called the UK Advisory Forum on Ageing (UKAFA).
UKAFA, with a representative from each of the 9 English regions; the 3 devolved nations and other key partners has now been around for four years. It is chaired by two Ministers: the Minister of state for the Care Services (Dept. of Health) and the Minister of State for Pensions (DWP). Future Years is represented on that Forum.
The committee of Future Years has reviewed its membership and its terms of reference to take account of the need to be actively engaged with older people. This led to a membership of which more than 50% are older people along with the appointment of a Chair and two Vice Chairs. We sought nominations from across East Yorkshire & the Humber, North Yorkshire and York, South and West Yorkshire, who were actively engaged with older people and additionally invited nominations from agencies including the Community and Voluntary Sector, whose services had a direct impact on older people.