Independent Age report: Experiences of older age in England

The way that society talks about older people and debates the challenges of our ageing population is often couched in extremes and based on assumptions about the millions of people who are aged over 65 in the UK today.

Later life can be a fantastic time.

The In Focus: Experiences of Older Age in England project sets out to explore the reality of life for older people whose voices can be less often heard in debates about ageing and what is important for people in this age group. 

The project focuses on:

  • people with mental or physical health conditions,
  • people providing informal care,
  • Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups,
  • people on low incomes,
  • people without children.

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