LGA responds to Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing 2020’ report

Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This latest report is another important warning that the impact of coronavirus could have far reaching consequences for everyone


Older man, sat in a chair at home

Responding to the Centre for Ageing Better’s ‘State of Ageing in 2020’ report, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“This latest report is another important warning that the impact of coronavirus could have far reaching consequences for everyone, from all ages and backgrounds.

“Councils play a crucial role in improving and maintaining their residents’ health and wellbeing, including for older people. During this incredibly difficult period, councils want to continue doing all they can to ensure our older people have access to the health and care services, housing, employment and other support they need, including to address loneliness and social isolation.

“We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay well, physically and mentally, including those affected by COVID-19. The upcoming Spending Review is an opportunity for government to invest in these valued council-run services, to meet existing, new and unmet demand caused by the pandemic.”