01 April 2020

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


Addressing ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research.

This report demonstrates that there is a pressing need for action to reduce alcohol-related harm in older adults across the UK. This first State of the Nation Report from the Drink Wise, Age Well programme is a comprehensive overview of alcohol and ageing today; how much older adults drink, why they might drink and why we need to act. 

Informing this report is a major new survey looking at alcohol use in the over 50s population in key UK study areas. The survey, which had more than 16,700 respondents, is the first survey worldwide to specifically assess drinking behaviour in later life.