GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Future of an Ageing Population


Author’s Summary:

The average age of the UK population is expected to increase significantly over the coming decades. This change will bring both challenges and opportunities for central and local government, with impacts on a wide range of public services.

The ‘Future of an ageing population’ project is providing state of the art scientific evidence to government. This evidence is intended to form the basis for a range of policies and actions to:

  • maintain wellbeing throughout life, for all individuals regardless of their generation
  • improve quality of life for older people and enable them to participate more fully in society
  • ensure everyone can access the tools and facilities to help them live a long and healthy life