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For Later Life Conference 2017

For Later Life is the must attend conference for anyone with an interest in age-related business, research, policy or service delivery.

Simon Stevens at For Later Life conference

The conference will take place on Wednesday, 8 February 2017 at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster. Tickets are now sold out but you can add your name to the waiting list.

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Creating a culture of wellbeing

Improving older people's wellbeing is not just a job for GPs. The next For Later Life Conference will look at the variety of factors that come together to underpin wellbeing, including:

  • cognitive health
  • levels of support and social connectedness
  • financial security
  • housing and living arrangements
  • and last but not least the capacity to participate and be valued. 

With continuing cuts to local government funding, people working longer than ever before, and social isolation on the rise, it's more important than ever that public, voluntary and private sector services for older people are joined up.

This year's conference is an opportunity for people from all sectors to come together to discuss how we can create a culture of wellbeing in later life.

Why should I attend?

Creating a culture of wellbeing

  • Hear from the top experts in age-related business, research, policy and service delivery
  • Expand your knowledge on the challenges facing older people today
  • Get tips and advice on how to further develop your services to effectively meet the needs of older people
  • Share best practice
  • Have your say in the discussion!
The conference was fantastic - a really enjoyable and informative day.
Delegate | For Later Life Conference 2015

We'll be showcasing our new Wellbeing Index

Conference attendees will be some of the first to hear about Age UK’s new Wellbeing Index - a new tool for measuring wellbeing, developed by Age UK and Southampton University and designed to support an evidence based, holistic approach to understanding and improving older people's lives, nationally and right down to neighbourhood level.

Exhibit at For Later Life

Raise the profile of your organisation by exhibiting at the conference. There are also opportunities to sponsor the conference and advertise in the delegate book.

Sessions and speakers

The conference will be chaired by TV and radio presenter Miriam O'Reilly, and confirmed speakers include:

  • Rt Hon Damian Green MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Martha Lane Fox CBE, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and co-founder of
  • John Cridland CBE, Independent Reviewer of State Pension Age, and former Director General of the Confederation of British Industry
  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission
  • Dr Alan Gow, Research Leader and Associate Professor in Psychology, Heriot Watt University

Confirmed sessions include:

  • Staying sharp to promote wellbeing
  • After the EU Referendum: strengthening the intergenerational contract
  • Person-centred care and support in practice
  • Social connectedness and wellbeing

 See the full programme

How much does it cost?

The cost of a ticket includes full access to the conference and exhibition, light lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments.

All tickets have now sold out, and we are operating a waiting list for tickets.



Age UK Local Partners £129 + VAT (SOLD OUT)
Charity / Voluntary / Public Sector
£149 + VAT (SOLD OUT)
Private Sector £299 + VAT (SOLD OUT)
Concessions SOLD OUT

How do I book a place at the conference?

You can join the waiting list for tickets via our eventbrite page. Read the booking terms and conditions.

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Need further information?

If you have any further questions, please contact the conferences team at or on 0203 033 1725.

Follow us on Twitter @age_uk #ForLaterLife for the latest conference updates.

Thanks to our conference sponsors:

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