Collaborate Research has just completed a major two-part study for Age UK to explore what helps and hinders older people to deal with life events and be financially resilient during their retirement. This research was supported by the Money Advice Service and it was commissioned to fill an evidence gap identified by the Older People in Retirement (OPIR) Steering Group which advises on the delivery of the UK-wide Financial Capability Strategy for this age group.
The project was commissioned in two stages:
- A rapid evidence assessment of available literature on the topic, together with depth interviews with selected expert stakeholders.
- Qualitative research comprising focus groups with people aged 60+, and paired depth interviews with retired couples, across the UK.
The outputs of the research included two detailed research reports, one for each stage of the project, and Age UK has also drafted a summary. All of these documents have now been published.