Report: Long-term approaches to older age

A report said that the United Kingdom government’s approach to providing for an ageing population was piecemeal and unco-ordinated, driven by impending liabilities (for example on pensions) or in response to crises (such as in social care).

It said that a reactive approach was costly and inefficient and urged public services, businesses, civil society, and individuals to think long-term about older age, with an approach starting in childhood.

The report made a range of recommendations.