SUBMISSION TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE
Posted on 17 September 2019
In September, ISF and the Self-Care Academic Research Unit (SCARU) made a joint submission to the House of Lords Select Committee on Science & Technology study on Ageing: Science, Technology & Healthy Living.
The Select Committee is to be congratulated on raising the question of increasing the health span within people’s lives. It is our opinion that raising health span is a realistic and achievable goal, based on present scientific knowledge, by encouraging and supporting people to “self-care”. Leading a healthy lifestyle means self-caring. However, significant challenges lie in several areas of public policy. We offered a number of responses to some of the questions posed.