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Policy

We're passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to be able to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances, wants and needs.

We seek to influence decision makers by conducting social and economic analysis, developing public policy proposals and shaping policy agendas in a wide range of areas.

We regularly carry out public policy reviews, undertaking evidence reviews and where appropriate commissioning new research.

Age-friendly banking

Our new report challenges the banks with examples of best practice and areas where service improvement is still required.

Download our report

Key areas

  • NEW: Agenda for Later Life

    Agenda for Later Life 2015 is Age UK’s annual overview of how public policy is meeting the needs of people in later life.
  • Policy positions

    Age UK has agreed policy positions on a wide range of issues, including money, health, wellbeing and care, housing, work and active communities.
  • Money matters

    We cover state and private pensions, welfare benefits, poverty and financial disadvantage, banking and financial services.
  • Health and wellbeing

    We’re working to see more and more of us living well in later life, with access to high quality health and care services when we need them.
  • Care and support

    We're looking at how wider public services and society at large ensure that everyone is able to stay as independent as possible within their community
  • Safe at home

    We’re working to ensure that everyone can live in accessible, warm and energy efficient housing, free from scams and crime.
  • Active communities

    We believe that everybody should be able to play a full role in our communities, whether this is through work, volunteering or civil action, helped by age-friendly neighbourhoods, good transport links and digital technology that meets our needs.
  • Equalities and human rights

    We seek to raise awareness of diversity among the older population, promote equality and ensure everyone’s human rights are respected.
  • For Later Life 2017

    The next For Later Life Conference will take place on 8 February 2017 at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster