Impact of Covid-19 on Older People – 4th wave research report & fact sheet

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team have shared the report, presentation, and polling data for the fourth wave of their research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people.

The Health Influencing team are pleased to share the fourth wave of research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people. The latest research, conducted in March and April 2022, has shown a slight improvement across many areas of life, but nowhere near as much as we would have expected or liked to see. View the full research report, along with slides and the polling stats, below.

Please note that the results from our research have not been published yet by Age UK, so we request that these are only used for bids and presentations to aide local health and care system influencing, not local media or for open publication. If you have any questions, please contact Healthinfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

Access the report, the slides, and the polling stats:


View the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd waves of research:


Get in touch!

If you have any questions, please contact Healthinfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

“The Role of the Local Authority” Safeguarding Knowledge Share – Recording now Available

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s Safeguarding Knowledge Share “The Role of the Local Authority”! You can find the event recording below.

Last week the Safeguarding Team delivered the 3rd of our Knowledge Share series “The role of the Local Authority”. If you missed it or would like to watch it again, please click here. Please note we will now be taking a break from delivering these events until later in the year. If you have any ideas for future content you would like us to deliver or have any feedback, please contact us: safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk.

In the meantime, you can view any of the series by clicking below:

If you have any feedback for the team or wish to discuss anything related to the session you can contact the team on safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk or 020 3033 1755.


“Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes” Knowledge Share – Event Recording & Resources

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s “Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes” Knowledge Share! You can find the recording and resources mentioned at the event below.

Last week, the Safeguarding Team delivered the second of their Knowledge Share series “Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes”. A big thank you to the 70 people attended the event. To watch the recording, please click here. The team spoke about the Supporting Older Survivors toolkit produced by Solace Women’s Aid which you can find here and also the Age UK report: No Age Limit: The Hidden Face of Domestic Abuse.

Our next knowledge share will be on Wednesday 6th April from 13:00 – 14:00 and the topic will be “The role of the Local Authority”.

This session will cover:

  • Who does what and who to speak with, to help you get the advice and action you need.
  • The role of social care teams within the local authority
  • Navigate contacting a local authority and be able to speak with the team you need to

Click here to join the event on the day

Please note: You don’t need to book your place, just use the link above to join on the day.

If you have any feedback for the team or wish to discuss anything related to the session you can contact the team on safeguardingteam@ageuk.org.uk or 020 3033 1755.


“Safeguarding Language” Knowledge Share – Event Recording & Acronyms List

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s “Safeguarding Language” Knowledge Share! You can find the recording and acronyms list mentioned at the event below.

A big thank you to all 103 people who attended the first of our four Safeguarding Knowledge Share events last Wednesday! If you couldn’t make last week’s session on “Safeguarding Language”, you can view the recording here. As mentioned on the day, we have compiled a list of acronyms used in safeguarding work for you to download here. The next Safeguarding Knowledge Share event will take place from 13:00 to 14:00 on Wednesday 2nd March and will cover the topic “Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes”. Full details can be found below.

13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 2nd March | Domestic Abuse Myths and Stereotypes

The Domestic Abuse Act came into force in 2021 and – despite this legislation encompassing victims and survivors of all genders, ages and sexualities – older survivors often go unrecognised.

This session will help to dispel some of the common myths surrounding the characteristics of primary victims and survivors of domestic abuse. We will highlight some of the work we are doing at Age UK to raise the profile of older people experiencing domestic abuse and the challenges they face.

Click here to join the event on the day.

Please note: You don’t need to book your place, just use the link above to join on the day.


13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 6th April | The role of the Local Authority

Are you confident in contacting a local authority and be able to speak with the team you need to?

Accessing social care teams can be tricky. If you’ve tried before, you’ll probably have already experienced being put through from a contact centre to a duty worker and then on to a case worker.

In this session we’ll help you to understand who does what and who to speak with to help you get the advice and action you need.

Click below to join the event on the day

Please note: You don’t need to book your place, just use the link above to join on the day.


13:00-14:00 | Wednesday 8th June | Understanding Mental Health

1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year in the UK.

It’s important that we understand what this means for those with mental ill health and what we can do to support them.

This session will provide some information to increase your knowledge, so that we are better equipped to understand and support our colleagues and beneficiaries who may be impacted. We will also discuss treatments and the support services available.

Click here to join the event on the day.

Please note: You don’t need to book your place, just use the link above to join on the day.


If you have any questions about any of these sessions, please contact: Carrie.bower@ageuk.org.uk.


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Impact of Covid-19 on Older People – 3rd wave research webinar recording & fact sheet

Age UK’s Health Influencing Team have shared the recording of their recent webinar which covered the third wave of their research into the impact of Covid-19 on older people.

The Health Influencing team was pleased to see so many local partners join us at our “Impact of Covid-19 on Older People 3rd Wave Research” webinar last Tuesday. For all those who were unable to attend on the day or would like to share it with colleagues, please find a link to the webinar recording below. We have also attached a copy of the slides from the session and a document with some detailed results from the representative polling. Please note that the results from our research have not been published yet by Age UK, so we request that these are only used for bids and presentations to aide local health and care system influencing, not local media or for open publication.

We mentioned in the webinar that the Health Influencing team will be looking to carry out future research in this area. We would, therefore, welcome any feedback on the research and would value hearing from local partners about any ideas for future research topics or questions that would be beneficial to have insight on. We would also welcome hearing any successes or positive use of our research stats or presentation. Please get in touch with us at HealthInfluencing@ageuk.org.uk.

Access the slides and polling stats:

View the 1st and 2nd waves of research:

View the Webinar Recording:

You can share the recording with this link, or watch it below:

Webinar Recording: The Future of the Health and Care System

View the recording of a recent webinar from Age UK’s Health Influencing team which looks at the White Paper on Health and Social Care.

The Health Influencing Team recently held a webinar which looked at the Government’s White Paper which sets out changes to the way the Health and Care System will operate in England. This webinar looked at what these changes are, why they are happening and what opportunities there may be for Age UK Network and the wider VCSE. You can view a recording of the webinar here or read on for more information.

The speakers in the webinar include:

  • Ruthe Isden, Head of Health Influencing on the White Paper
  • Nicola Upton, CEO Age UK Sutton on their experiences of working within their local health and care system
  • Roger Davidson, Director of System Transformation at NHS England on how it will work.

If you missed the webinar but would like to catch up you can find a recording here.

For any further information or questions please get in touch with healthinfluencing@ageuk.org.uk

Zurich’s Information Governance webinar now available to view

The latest Zurich webinar covers Information Governance, including some simple actions to help you take control of data across your organisation.

The latest of the Zurich webinars is now available. Delivered by Steve Tyrell, Zurich’s UK Information Governance Officer, this webinar covers Information Governance – specifically how some simple changes can help you to have more control over the data across your organisation. You can view the full recording along with downloadable slides later in this article.

Zurich describe the webinar as follows:

Information Governance (IG) is not IT Security. IG is about ensuring you know where your data is, how it is classified and how it moves about your organisation, but more critically, whether it gets shared externally. Having some simple controls in place that don’t need big investments of IT spend can be really helpful.  

You are probably doing some of this now but also there will be areas to consider where simple changes can help demonstrate to your employees, customers and other people who you interact with that you take protecting data seriously.  

You should be able to take away some simple actions that could help you better control data, taking into account changes that you may have needed to make to your working practices and how you operate your procedures in light of Covid-19. This in turn will help you get more comfort around compliance with aspects of Data regulation (GDPR).

Click below to download the accompanying slides and view the full webinar underneath:

There is an option to leave feedback on these webinars via this link. So far Zurich have received only a handful of feedback forms across all webinars shared. Feedback provided will help to shape the content of these free webinars and will help demonstrate to Zurich that their support is very much valued! 

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