UK Longevity Council
A new council of advisers is set to provide guidance on how to use technology to improve the lives of the elderly in the UK.
19:07 07 July 2019
The UK Government has announced a new council of advisers – the UK Longevity Council – that will guide the Government on how to use innovations in technology, products and services to improve the lives of the UK’s ageing population.
The council will bring together business leaders, health experts and others to come up with measures that can be introduced to help people lead healthier lives.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said: “Keeping people healthy and independent is absolutely central to our vision for our healthcare system. Living longer should be celebrated but we need to think seriously about how we can adapt society more widely to meet older people’s needs.
“We must use our industry’s incredible abilities in technology, design and innovation in new, thoughtful ways to support everyone to age well.
“Business has a vital role to play in providing inclusive products and services that are attractive to our older population and can enable everyone to stay living at home for longer and keep active. I look forward to working with Andy Briggs and the rest of the Longevity Council to help the UK lead the way in thinking creatively and originally about ageing.”