5.4 Policy Pointers

  1. Social isolation: Older people living in the UK often report feeling isolated and lonely.  
  2. Digital exclusion: Since 2011, research shows that older adults aged 65+ make up the highest proportion of adult internet non-users. 
  3. Low cultural participation: Since the COVID-19 pandemic, older people are still the least likely group to have returned to in-person creative and cultural activity to the same level as pre-pandemic
  4.  Exclusive design processes: Digital products, services, and activities are often not appropriately tailored to older adults, who are also rarely invited to participate in their conceptualisation and/or production.