The Early Action Task Force’s new report argues that only by acting early and planning long term will we be able to seize the opportunities and confront the challenges of our ageing society. Successive governments have failed to plan ahead; driven by only the clearest looming liabilities (for example on pensions) or in response to crises (such as in social care). A new vision for our older age would yield a triple dividend – thriving later lives, costing public services less and contributing more through work, volunteering, and social support. This report is launched with a joint letter from a group of 15 children’s, young people’s and older people’s charities. To provoke discussion the report proposes nine ideas to illustrate a new vision for later life (below).
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