Future of an ageing population: evidence review

This report from Foresight, Government Office for Science examples what are the likely changes in society and technology which will impact upon the ability of older adults to maintain social (extra-familial) networks of support now, in 2025 and in 2040.

It includes a section on the environment and infrastructure and pays some attention to telecare and information & communication technologies (ICT) within a housing setting.

However, its primary focus is on capturing the evidence from the emerging use of ICT to expand social connectivity and relationships, support health and social care integration, and address the needs and wants of a new generation of consumer.