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Are we ‘ready for ageing?’

On Thursday 14th March, an important committee in the House of Lords published a report called ‘Ready for Ageing?’

The report rightly says our ageing population raises huge challenges for Government, public services, businesses and society as a whole.

I particularly welcome the report’s call for radical reform of the NHS and social care. We need far bolder changes to ensure these services are fully integrated, with a much bigger focus on prevention to help people stay healthy and living independently for longer. These are precisely the issues Labour’s health policy review is addressing.

If you would like to read more about this issue you can find a copy of the report here, and my comments on it here.