Designing a better ageing experience

Transform Ageing, a new Design Council initiative could improve the experience of later life for everyone. Chris Finnegan of the Design Council explains why

It is currently estimated that more than 376,000 older people live in around 10,300 care homes in the UK – a population that will increase significantly over the next 20 years as the number of people in the UK aged over 85 doubles. The Care Bill, which should receive Royal Assent shortly, aims to address the scandal of pensioners selling their homes in distress to pay for care

Nadra Ahmed of the National Care Association offers an overview of the care industry, describing the progress it has made and the challenges involved in meeting raised standards

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