Caring for our Future: Supporting Active Ageing in the UK

Posted in: News on April 17, 2012

Lynne Wealleans, Positive Ageing Manager here at the foundation, was invited to contribute to a Public Policy Exchange Symposium in London on 17 April entitled Caring for our Future: Supporting Active Ageing in the UK. Public Policy Exchange, in association with the Centre for Parliamentary Studies, holds regular interactive seminars which provide an invaluable interface for policy discussion, debate and networking with the opportunity for attendees to feed into future development across all areas of public policy.Chaired by Rachel Krys, Director of Inclusive Employers this symposium was well attended by representatives of a range of organisations including government departments, local authorities, charities, faith organisations and academic institutions.The morning session Caring for our Future – the National Framework, was supported by contributions from the DWP, Age UK and the Office for Public Management whilst the afternoon session around Age Active, Age Well – the Next Steps towards Integrating an Older Population included Lynne’s presentation on a life course approach to promote positive ageing and a contribution from Rachel Krys about supporting employers to prepare for the impact of an ageing workforce on their businesses.All the presentations were well received and, as it was an interactive symposium, both sessions were followed by questions & answers and with lively debate.

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