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, we should be seeking to develop a progressive social 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 should be fair taxation, shifting the balance from income to wealth.
Taking care of all generations in our ageing society highlights our interdependence. It focuses on what unites rather than divides us – our mutual hopes and concerns; prevention being better than cure; technology working for all; support throughout life; and giving power to 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 ‘all ages’ approaches to key social and economic issues – from housing and care to work and technology.
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 in our ageing society and build communities for all ages.
A Britain for All Ages – this report calls for a new contract between the generations, with ten ways to build a Britain where people of all ages can prosper. Read the report here
Downsizing home – United for All Ages’ latest 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 all voluntary organisations of our ageing society. United’s Stephen Burke was one of the Commissioners. See the Commission’s website for its reports and get future-proofing!
Social Integration Commission – looking at how we mix across age, income and race. Three reports have been published.
Good Care Guide celebrates millions of 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 choose 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
Scrap the Cap: ten reasons why the cap on care costs should be replaced (not just postponed) by a fairer way of funding care for older people. A campaign by National Pensioners Convention, Unison and United for All Ages
Awards for All Ages – the most recent 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.