Dr Daniel Marson, Dr Debra Whitman and Steven Cooper at the Global Agenda Council on Ageing Symposium 2016
On 3 February Age UK hosted a symposium in London for the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing, on the impact of ageing and cognitive impairment on the financial services industry. Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy at Age UK reflects on the event.
In Japan, over 4 million people are living with dementia – the equivalent to the population of Ireland, while in the UK people aged 60+ make up a quarter of Barclays Bank’s active customers. These statistics, highlighted by Professor Nakatani of Keio University and Steven Cooper of Barclays Bank, explain why the Global Agenda Council on Ageing has launched a series of events to address the links between brain health and managing our money. Continue reading
Posted in Dementia, General, International, Public Policy
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Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL, Chairman of Age UK
This blog was contributed by Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of Age UK.
Dignity Action Day was a great opportunity to raise awareness of people’s rights to dignity in care.
Dignity in care is an important and widely discussed concept, but it is often hard to pin down its exact meaning.
To me, dignity is about treating people in care with respect and courtesy – treating them the way they want to be treated. Continue reading
Posted in Commission on Improving Dignity in Care, General, Health and Wellbeing, Home and Care
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Yewande Ipaye from the NHS Constitution team at the Department of Health writes about promoting awareness of the NHS Constitution, and how it helps people to understand what they can expect from the NHS.
Recently I joined the NHS Constitution (NHSC) team at the Department of Health. Prior to joining the team, I had only heard about the existence of the NHS Constitution, despite being in the same Unit. Like many others, I had never seen it, let alone used it.
What is its purpose? Who is it aimed at? How can it actually help people? Continue reading
Posted in Government, Health, Health and Wellbeing, NHS
Tagged @ConstitutionNHS, Age UK, Age UK blog, Ageing, ageing population, ageing society, Health, Health & wellbeing, NHS, NHS Constitution, older people
In the Age UK Information Resources team we make sure that we involve our users when writing and updating information guides and factsheets.
User feedback allows us to hear from the people the resource is intended to help. It enables us to make sure our materials are relevant, accessible, logical and useful. User involvement is also a requirement of the NHS England Information Standard which we were proud to achieve in 2015. This is a quality mark which testifies to the accuracy and reliability of our information.
We have invested a lot of time and energy into developing our methods of gathering user feedback in recent years, and we currently have three main approaches that we use – focus groups, questionnaires, and our readers’ panel. Continue reading
Posted in Consumers, General, Information and Advice
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