Poll highlights potential impact of lockdown on next generation of retirees
The Centre for Ageing Better highlights a concern that the COVID-19 crisis could lead to a generation of people in their 50s and 60s entering retirement in poor health and without enough money to support themselves.
According to new data from Ipsos MORI - commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better - a fifth of people in this age group have seen their physical health deteriorate during the lockdown period, and over a third say their mental health has worsened. Over half have had a medical or dental appointment delayed or cancelled, prompting fears that untreated conditions could set back the health of this generation irreparably.
These new figures also raise a concern that the impact of lockdown could seriously damage this generation’s financial future. Almost half believe that their personal finances will worsen over the next year, and only 39% of those who are currently furloughed or of working age but not in employment are confident that they will be employed in the future.