The experience of people approaching later life in lockdown - UK report

ImpactOfCOVIDinEngland-coverThis report by the Center for Ageing Better explores how people in their 50s and 60s experienced the pandemic in the UK, with a focus on four key areas: homes, community, health and work.

It finds that the lockdown has been tough on some – many people have seen their health deteriorate with more unhealthy behaviours, and more than two in five fear their finances will worsen in the year to come.

But there have also been some positive changes, with many appreciating the time spent with family, helping their communities, a better work-life balance, and time to reflect on their careers and future.

The report takes a lifecourse approach by checking how younger generations of older adults (the 50-70 age group) has been through lockdown and how this will affect their later year.
It furthermore provides a number of policy recommendations, in a number of ares including health, employmentand volunteering.

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