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Age UK announces Services for Later Life Conference

Published on 23 June 2011 03:30 PM

Wednesday 13 July 2011, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London

Age UK is holding its first-ever conference dedicated to promoting excellence in older people's services on Wednesday 13 July 2011 in London.

Services for Later Life 2011 will see professionals from across the public, private and voluntary sectors come together with older service users to share expertise, ideas and innovation in developing and providing services for older people. Services for Later Life 2011 will focus on the major questions, challenges and opportunities facing all those involved in the commissioning, design and delivery of services for older people. A high-profile line up of speakers includes

  • Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society, who will deliver a keynote speech on the role that charities and social enterprises should play in providing services;
  • Charles Leadbeater, the leading authority on innovation and strategy, who will discuss the involvement of older people in the design of services;
  • Professor David Oliver from the Department of Health who will talk about the impact of health sector reform on services.
  • Ben Page from Ipsos MORI who will present research on older people's experience as users of services.

Helena Herklots, Services Director at Age UK, said: 'This conference could not be more timely, nor more important for people in later life. The government's change agenda for the NHS and its plans for public sector reform make this event a key forum to bring together all those trying to improve services and achieve better outcomes for older people.'

For more information and to book your place at Age UK's Services for Later Life conference visit

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For any media enquiries or photography, please call Sarah Scott on 020 3033 1434 or email

Notes to editors

Age UK For media enquiries relating to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland please contact the appropriate national office: Age Scotland on 0131 668 8055, Age Cymru on 029 2043 1562 and Age NI on 028 9024 5729.

Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, dedicated to improving later life.

We provide free information, advice and support to over five million people; commercial products and services to over one million customers; and research and campaign on the issues that matter to people in later life. Our work focuses on five key areas: money matters, health and well being, home and care, work and training and leisure and lifestyle. We work with our national partners, Age Scotland, Age Cymru and Age NI (together the Age UK Family), our local Age UK partners in England and local Age Concerns. We also work internationally for people in later life as a member of the DEC and with our sister charity Help Age International.

Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and company number 6825798). Age Concern England and Help the Aged (both registered charities), and their trading and other associated companies merged on the 1st April 2009. Together they have formed the Age UK Group ("we"). Charitable services are offered through Age UK and commercial products are offered by the Charity's trading companies, which donate their net profits to Age UK (the Charity).

Media contact: Sarah Scott
Telephone: 020 3033 1434
Out-of-hours: 07071 243 243

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