The Impact of Demographic Change on Public Services – International Longevity Centre UK – 10 October 2012

Posted on October 17, 2012. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: |

The Impact of Demographic Change on Public Services – International Longevity Centre UK – 10 October 2012

” ILC-UK has published evidence given to the new House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change.

The Committee will consider how the ageing population will affect public services and the relationship between people and the state. The Office of Budget Responsibility has said that if current policies go on unchanged demographic change will make the costs of public services unsustainable.

Within our response, ILC-UK argue that:

 

  •  Our society should seek to become “age neutral”. Age is a poor proxy for, for example, ability, experience, skills, knowledge, and wealth, and yet policies in the private, public and voluntary sector are far too often based on age.
  • Older citizens have a responsibility to remain in the labour market longer, where possible, to enable skills retention and minimise the fiscal burdens on taxpayers.
  • We are likely to need to invest more in preventative health across the life-course.
  • The cost of dementia is likely to play an increasingly important role in influencing public spending.
  • The transfer of wealth from young to old, and its consequent inequality, represents a challenge to the contract between generations embodied in various functions and policies of the UK state that rest on the principle of intergenerational solidarity. It is vital that public policy works to protect intergenerational solidarity.”

… continues on the site

Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change – ILC blog entry on this – 10 October 2012

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Making the most of public services A systems approach to public innovation – The Work Foundation – May 2011

Posted on May 31, 2011. Filed under: Workforce | Tags: , , |

Making the most of public services A systems approach to public innovation – The Work Foundation – May 2011

A Knowledge Economy programme report Charles Levy
May 2011

“While our economy is showing tentative signs of recovery, the public sector is facing almost unprecedented challenges. An innovation miracle is being demanded from the centre – services are facing a triple lock of shrinking public  spending, expanding service demands and a broad reform agenda. Looking at two case studies – international higher education and the NHS – this paper highlights that the government is struggling to understand how to support innovation within public services, and that this will impact on the future performance of both public and private sectors.”

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