You Could Live Till Your 103

Half of Today’s children will live until the age of 103, meaning people will have to work for longer to support themselves, a major enquiry has concluded.
The rapidly-rising older population will have to learn to get by without relying on the help of young taxpayers, according to the report.
The House of Lords study – Ready for Ageing? – reveals the number of people over 85 will more than double between 2010 and 2030. And one expert told the inquiry that any baby born after 2007 has a one in two chance of living past 100.
But the number of people with three or mote long-term health conditions will rise by 50% between 2010 and 2018.
The report, by the House of Lords committee on public service and demographic change, said: Professor Sarah Harper of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing told the Daily Mail that if we us cohort life expectancy for the 2007-birth cohort, you can say that 50% of that cohort will still be alive by the time they are 103.
The population is ageing rapidly but the government and our society are woefully unprepared. Longer lives can be a great benefit, but there has been a collective failure for years to address the implications and without urgent action this great boon could and most probably will turn into a series of miserable crises’.
Based on Whitehall figures, the report said nearly 11 million people would need financial support when they retire.
It added: ‘It would be naive to think that this can simply come from taxpayer-funded resources’. That’s pretty obvious to anybody with an inkling of the mess we are getting into!!!.

Disabled Driving – Get Going Live 2013

Registration is now open for an exciting one-day event that will help young disabled or newly disabled people to start driving and plan for their first adapted car.

Get Going Live! takes place on Saturday 13 July at the Donington Park Launch Pad, Derbyshire. Launched in 2011, this free event offers disabled people over 14 years a first opportunity to test drive a selection of adapted vehicles, including drive-from-wheelchair WAVs, on a safe private road system, accompanied by experienced professional drivers.

Young people with disabilities can gain a driving licence at 16, a year ahead of those who are not disabled. That is great news, but for parents and carers there is not always a straightforward route to finding out all they need to know and to feel confident they are making the right decisions for the safety of their prospective young driver.
On hand will be expert advice in a friendly no-pressure environment from organisations and companies with a wealth of knowledge � from choosing an instructor with experience of teaching disabled motorists, to finding out about the adaptations and vehicles that are right for an individual�s disabilities.

Whether moving away from home to college or university, or starting out in the workplace, being able to drive is often vital to a young disabled person�s mobility and independence. Newly disabled people often lack confidence to get back behind the wheel. Get Going Live! is designed to help both.
You must be over 14 to test drive one of the adapted vehicles, although younger prospective learners are welcome to practise transferring and familiarising themselves with controls. They may also travel as a passenger with an instructor.

This is the third year of Get Going Live!, which has been highly praised by both parents and eager drivers alike.

This comment from one parent in 2012 reflects the feedback from many:
My daughter got to drive for the first time and this gave her the confidence to realise she will be able to drive a car.

And from young learner drivers:
Absolutely fantastic – where else can you get to try so many cars.
I’ve had a brilliant day –  the driving was great with loads of choice and information too.
It was awesome – I can’t wait to be 16.

Get Going Live! is organised by national charities Disabled Motoring UK and Mobility Choice, the organisation behind the annual Mobility Roadshow.

For more information visit the Get Going Live webpage