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How a bus journey in Leeds adds ten years to your life

Life expectancy in Leeds increases from 75 to 85 along the bus routes from Harehills to Wetherby and other affluent suburbs, according to new report highlighting inequalities in the city.

  • Ageing in society
  • Communities
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Guide launched to help comms professionals talk about ageing

We've launched a new guide to support communications professionals and charities to represent ageing in a more positive and realistic way.

  • Ageing in society
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Flexible working from day 1 essential to supporting older workers

As the government consultation on proposals to reform flexible working regulations ends, we look at the case for supporting older workers’ desire for better, flexible jobs.

  • Work
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How can we better support over 50s into work?

What's important for people aged over 50, and how do work and learning fit into these priorities?

  • Work
  • Communities
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Youngest baby boomers risk becoming a ‘forgotten generation’ with inequality skyrocketing and financial pressures worsening

Our new report finds that people in their 50s and 60s today face worse circumstances than the cohort before them, with 1 in 5 people in this age group likely to face multiple, long-term problems.

  • Ageing in society
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  • Housing
  • Health
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Fears over 50s leaving the labour market for good with 180,000 fewer in employment than before the pandemic

The latest ONS labour market figures show that there are 362,000 over 50s currently unemployed and over a quarter of people aged 50-64 are classed as economically inactive.

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Health of some ethnic minority groups in the UK equivalent to White people at least 20 years older, according to a new study

New study reveals stark ethnic health inequalities across the population, with differences in health among different groups particularly pronounced in later life.

  • Ageing in society
  • Health