United - not divided

United for All Ages aims to build stronger communities and a stronger country by bringing people of all ages together and promoting a Britain for all ages. Rather than dividing generations, politicians should be seeking to develop a progressive contract that unites all ages. 

The cornerstone for growth should be giving everyone the chance to work and somewhere decent to live and supporting families with their caring responsibilities. Underpinning action on homes, care and jobs has to be fair taxation, shifting the balance from income to wealth and property.

Taking care of all generations highlights our interdependence. It focuses on what unites rather than divides us – our mutual concerns and aspirations; prevention being better than cure; making technology work for all; intervening across the life course; and giving power to the people.

We can create a Britain for all ages. To make a start we need leadership and a new spirit in Britain that uses the assets and the contributions of citizens of all ages.  

United for All Ages is a social enterprise developing new approaches to key social and economic issues. We offer a range of support and work with local and central government, health, housing associations, universities and colleges, companies, think tanks and voluntary organisations to do things differently and build communities for all ages.

 
 
 
News from United

Downsizing home - United for All Ages' new website, www.downsizingdirect.com, encourages and supports older people and their families to downsize home. Providing free advice and practical support, the site aims to help older people to move to 'the right place at the right time' - a win-win for all generations

Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing - looking at the implications for voluntary organisations of our ageing society. United's Stephen Burke is one of the Commissioners. See the Commission's  website for its consultation document, Age of Opportunity, and get future-proofing!

Scrap the Cap: ten reasons why the cap on care costs should be replaced by a fairer way of funding care for older people. A campaign by National Pensioners Convention, Unison and United for All Ages

A Future for All Ages: growth starts with homes, care and jobs - the latest report from United for All Ages puts forward more than fifty ideas for getting Britain working for all ages. See the report and news release.

Good Care Guide celebrates a million visits - the only website where families using childcare and eldercare can rate and review their care providers. See Channel 4 News about reviews on Good Care Guide, which was developed by United for All Ages and My Family Care to help families choosing care and improve the quality of care. See Good Care Guide here

Cross Generational Housing - a report by Michael Keith on designing homes where three or more generations of the same family could live together under one roof. Published by United for All Ages here

Childcare Champions - a website standing up for quality affordable childcare for all families launched by United for All Ages. Have your say here 

Awards for All Ages - the 2013 winners were announced here. Congratulations to Learning for the Fourth Age, The Peace Hospice and Magic Me. They show how action by and for all ages can tackle some of the big social and economic issues facing Britain. See film of the presentation and the winners talking about their projects here.

 
News from elsewhere

Generations Talking Together - four debates on issues that might divide generations, organised by United for All Ages and Forster Communications. See the briefing papers on  housing,  health,  work and  technology for all ages. See summaries of the discussion on housing, health, work and technology. Four great videos bring the debates alive here. For more information contact United for All Ages

 

Issues for all ages - United's blogs on wide-ranging issues such as funding care for older people, paying for childcare, designing for an ageing population, jobs for the lost generation, and lots more in 2014...

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