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Policy and research

We're passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life. Policy and Research is an important part of Age UK’s work because it has the power to transform older peoples’ lives for the better.

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.

Later Life facts and stats

This collection of statistics is the best source of publicly-available, general information on people in later life in the UK.

Policy positions

Our agreed policy positions cover the key issues that affect the lives of older people.

What we research

As an authority on ageing and older people's issues, research is at the heart of all we do.

More from Policy and Research

  • Reports and publications

    We make accessible the findings of our research on the older population for free, on a range on topics including loneliness, digital inclusion and state pensions.
  • Loneliness maps

    What makes older people at risk of being lonely, and which neighbourhoods have the highest risk? These maps show the relative risk of loneliness across England.
  • Wellbeing research

    We carry out research into the wellbeing of older people in the UK. Our Wellbeing Index enables us to understand the policy levers that may improve wellbeing.

Policy & Research Update

Read about Age UK's latest publicly available research and policy information in our monthly email.

For more information:
Call Age UK on 0800 169 8787

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