UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on older women

Feb 15, 2021 | Academic resources, All posts, Opinions and contributions

Briefing note, 5 July 2020 (extended in December 2020)


This note highlights issues faced by older women across the four nations of the United Kingdom during the Covid-19 pandemic, and sets out recommendations on how these should be addressed. It was developed over the last six weeks, a period of rapidly changing circumstances, by the UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance (UKCSWA) expert group on older women. The group comprises academics, UK and development NGOs, as well as representatives of civil society. I am grateful to all who contributed to and supported the development of this note.

At the request of Professor Peter Lloyd Sherlock, the note was extended in December 2020 with additional material relating to low- and middle-income countries by Kate Horstead (Age International) – see pages 16 onwards.

Elizabeth Sclater
Convenor, expert group on older women, UKCSWA


Download and view the full note here (pdf): The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on older women