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Later Life Ambitions recommendations included in key new report on funding for social care

Later Life Ambitions recommendations included in key new report on funding for social care

10 July 2018

The Health and Social Care and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees have published their joint report into the long-term funding of adult social care.  

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the Intergenerational Commission’s report: A New Generational Contract

Later Life Ambitions responds to the Intergenerational Commission’s report: A New Generational Contract

18 May 2018

The intergenerational contract is an important feature of a well-functioning society. In practice, it means that the experience of each generation should be fair, whether it be access to care, career opportunities, benefits, pensions or a place to call home. Read more

Provision of adult social care key issue for our members voting in local elections today

Provision of adult social care key issue for our members voting in local elections today

3 May 2018

In a survey of over 1,500 older people carried out by Later Life Ambitions, 81% said they have noticed a significant decline in the quality of their council run services in recent years. Read more

Communities and Local Government Committee cites Later Life Ambitions evidence and recommends a new national strategy for older people’s housing

Communities and Local Government Committee cites Later Life Ambitions evidence and recommends a new national strategy for older people’s housing

15 February 2018

The influential Communities and Local Government Select Committee has published a report on their inquiry into housing and older people. This follows a consultation process earlier in the year which LLA submitted two sets of evidence to. Read more

Later Life Ambitions comments on the Competition and Markets Authority Care homes market study

Later Life Ambitions comments on the Competition and Markets Authority Care homes market study

14 December 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published a report on their review into whether the residential care homes sector is working for older people and their families. This follows a consultation process earlier in the year which LLA responded to.   Read more

Later Life Ambitions comments on the Government’s Industrial Strategy

Later Life Ambitions comments on the Government’s Industrial Strategy

6 December 2017

Amongst some of the measures announced, the Industrial Strategy will:

  • Support new products and services for the growing global population of older people
  • Support sectors to adapt to a changing and ageing workforce
  • Support care providers to adapt business models to changing demands and encourage new models of care to develop

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Social Care Green Paper delayed again: There is only so much longer the sector can wait

Social Care Green Paper delayed again: There is only so much longer the sector can wait

23 November 2017

The government has announced that it will delay a long-awaited social care ‘Green Paper’ until the summer. Ministers had originally indicated that the paper would be published by the end of this year, however the date has been pushed further and further back as Brexit negotiations consume government time and political focus. Read more

We must stop pitting the generations against each other

We must stop pitting the generations against each other

14 August 2017

Later Life Ambitions is passionate about promoting intergenerational fairness. That is why we are campaigning for policies which benefit every generation, such as building more affordable housing in all regions of the country, removing the barriers that prevent old people from resizing their homes Read more

Later Life Ambitions responds to State Pension Age announcement

Later Life Ambitions responds to State Pension Age announcement

9 August 2017

The government has announced its intention to accept the key recommendation of the Cridland Review and increase the State Pension Age from 67 to 68 over two years from 2037. This is 7 years earlier than the current legislation which sees a rise between 2044 and 2046. The change will affect everyone born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978.

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LLA gives evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority on care home fees

LLA gives evidence to the Competition and Markets Authority on care home fees

21 July 2017

Later Life Ambitions has today submitted our response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s investigation into the care home market.

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