This year, we have seen a welcome shift to strategic responses to our ageing population, initiated, resourced and led from the top in each organisation.
Rachael Saunders, Age Director, Business in the Community
Our population is ageing: 10 million people in the UK are over 65 years old. The latest projections are for five and a half million more older people in 20 years’ time. The number will have nearly doubled to around 19 million by 2050. Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 will double from about 11% to 22%. This is creating demand for new products and services.
The Championing an Ageing Workforce Award identifies those businesses that are responding to these emerging needs and in turn are maximising the business’ resilience to a growing ageing workforce.