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The gap in life expectancy is widening, with life expectancy rising in the south-east and falling in the north-east.
Older people in the north of England are more likely to be in poor health and to live in non-decent homes.
“How ageing can be a very different experience based on wide disparities including wealth, working conditions, public transport, high-speed internet and educational and lifestyle factors," - centre’s chief executive, Carole Easton.
Employment rates for older people in the north-east are much lower than for those in the south-east.
People aged 65 years in the most deprived areas have twice as many years of ill-health compared to those in the least deprived areas.
Number of pensioners living in poverty has steadily increased since 2012.
The report calls for the appointment of a commissioner for older people and ageing in England.
Ageing report published by the campaign group Centre for Ageing Better.