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Unequal ageingThe untold story of exclusion in old age$
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Paul Cann and Malcolm Dean

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847424129

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.001.0001

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Rewriting the story

Rewriting the story

Chapter:
(p.159) Eight Rewriting the story
Source:
Unequal ageing
Author(s):

Paul Cann

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424129.003.0008

This chapter calls for change and to pay attention to the damage caused by inequality of ageing. As has been graphically demonstrated, the evidence clearly points to the destructive effect on communities and societies of widely different outcomes and situations. The author provides a coherent strategy for the future from cash, through rights and options, better use of technology, earlier preventive work, a clearer focus on tackling isolation and improving well-being, along with the expansion of the LinkAge Plus pilots — which demonstrated how services can be integrated — into a nationwide programme. The chapter ends with a call to leadership to unite the people behind a mission to end the inequality of ageing.

Keywords:   inequality, technology, LinkAge Plus pilots, ageing, leadership, isolation, rights

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