Research

Drink Wise, Age Well has co-created Calling Time for Change charters for Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland to support all older adults to live free from the harm caused by alcohol.

You will also find a number of reports focusing on some of the most crucial aspects of alcohol and ageing. They include:

  • ‘Easing the transition: older adults and the labour market’
  • ‘Drink Wise, Age Well: Alcohol use and the over 50s in the UK’
  • ‘Calling Time: Addressing ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research’

Calling time for change: A charter to support all older adults in England to live free from the harm caused by alcohol

This charter, co-created by people with lived experience and experts in alcohol and ageing, provides insights and practical solutions to commissioners, service providers and policy makers about how we can support all older adults to live free from the harm caused by alcohol.

Watch our short animation which summarises our key charter asks:

Calling time for change: A charter to support all older adults in Scotland to live free from the harm caused by alcohol

This charter, co- created by people with lived experience and experts in alcohol and ageing, provides insights and practical solutions to commissioners, service providers and policy makers  about how we can support all older adults in Scotland to live free from the harm caused by alcohol.

Watch our film the Kick which shares the stories of our advocacy group members.

 

Calling time for change: A charter to support all older adults in Wales to live free from the harm caused by alcohol

This charter, co- created by people with lived experience and experts in alcohol and ageing,  provides insights and practical solutions to commissioners, service providers and policy makers  about how we can support all older adults in Wales  to live free from the harm caused by alcohol.

Watch our video from our advocacy group members about why they became involved:

Our Calling Time for Change charter is also available in the Welsh language:

Calling time for change: A charter to support all older adults in Northern Ireland to live free from the harm caused by alcohol

This charter, co-created by people with lived experience and experts in alcohol and ageing, provides insights and practical solutions to commissioners, service providers and policy makers about  how we can support all older adults in Northern Ireland   to live free from the harm caused by alcohol

The healthcare costs of harmful and hazardous alcohol consumption in older adults in Northern Ireland

This report from Queens University Belfast estimates that the healthcare costs of harmful drinking in the over 50s are a conservative £125 million.

 

Calling Time: Addressing ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research

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Our third state of the nation report reveals evidence of ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research. The findings are based on a survey of professionals, interviews and focus groups with older adults with alcohol problems and a summative review of relevant policy and published literature.

Read the report here 

Easing the transition: older adults and the labour market

Our second state of the nation report explores the relationship between alcohol and labour market activity in the over 50s population of the UK. It covers over 50s looking for or out of work, retirement and working over 50s.

Open the report and check out our workplace guide

Drink Wise, Age Well Impact Report 2016

The programme, which is being delivered in five UK sites, provides a number of activities and interventions aimed at addressing the Drink Wise, Age Well report findings.

Read our outcomes and findings in the 2016 impact report 

Drink Wise Age Well: Alcohol Use and the over 50s in the UK

Our report Drink Wise, Age Well: Alcohol Use and the over 50s in the UK, based on initial study findings from the Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team at University of Bedfordshire and compiled by the International Longevity Centre UK.

Read the Drink Wise, Age Well Alcohol use and the over 50s Report