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Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN)

We’re getting older. Today in the UK there are more people over 60 than under the age of 18 and within twenty years, around a third of our population will be over 60 years old.

One recent study predicts that life expectancy will increase by 4.2 years over this period while healthy life expectancy will increase by just 2.6 years.

Our ageing population is likely to have more healthcare requirements than fewer, particularly for the management of chronic conditions.

The demand for lifestyle and healthcare solutions that address this demographic shift represents a £1.5billion market opportunity for assisted living technology in the UK alone. The Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN) holds a series of networking seminars in Bath and Bristol to bring together business, healthcare professionals, service user groups and academic researchers to discuss the key issues, identify the business challenges and collaborate and create commercial opportunities in this market.

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