Archive: Old Age

Prime minister in no mood for compromising with unions

PM vows 'no climbing down' over pensions clash

The government will remain "very firm" in the face of union strikes over public sector pensions, David Cameron has said.

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: Young and old work together to challenge stereotypes of age

    Not many ten-year-olds may have considered what it’s like to be old. But two forthcoming workshops for Year 6 children aim to develop childhood understandings of later life and discuss the differences and similarities between people at various ages.

  • ESRC: Dignity counts when caring for older people

    Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care they are given makes things worse.

  • ESRC: Older people are happier in Brazil and South Africa

    Contrary to belief, older people in South Africa and Brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens.

  • NARPO: Treatment of elderly police officers "astounding"

    The National Association of Retired Police Officers is astounded at the attitude of the West Yorkshire Police towards elderly former police officers, who were forced to retire early from the Police Service following an injury they received whilst doing their duty. These officers are paid a pension to recognise the losses associated with their injury.

  • ADASS: Older people must complain more

    ADASS: Older people must complain more

    Peter Hay, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, speaking on the Today programme, emphasises the impact of cuts and the difficult decisions councils have to make.

  • Age UK: Basic rights are being breached

    Age UK: Basic rights are being breached

    Michelle Mitchell, Age UK's charity director, speaks of the shared responsibility to care for the elderly, and calls for funding to be put in place to ensure this is possible.

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