Archive: Older People

Plans to replace cheques by 2018 were abandoned

MPs lash out after council tries to scrap the chequebook

MPs are looking to curb the influence of the Payments Council following the recent dispute over the replacement of cheques.

Opinion Former Articles

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • RCP gives evidence on dignity in care for older people

    Dr Linda Patterson, RCP clinical vice president, will give oral evidence to the Commission on improving dignity in care for older people tomorrow between 11.45 am and 12.45 pm at Age UK Headquarters, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA.The Commission is being held by the NHS Confederation, Local Government Group and Age UK. Other witnesses in the same evidence session include Janet Davies, RCN Director of Nursing and Service Delivery and Dr Helena McKeown, BMA Head of Career Doctors and Independent Medical Services.

  • ESRC: Social exclusion among shift workers and older people

    Older people and those who work non-standard hours are less likely to feel integrated into society, according to a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

  • Older people have role in workplace, EHRC says

    Call to scrap retirement age

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for the state retirement age to be scrapped as part of "radical change" helping older people keep working.

  • 'Scandalous' lack of care home places

    'Scandalous' lack of care home places

    The number of homes equipped to care for dementia sufferers - and places in those homes - are falling dramatically, according to figures uncovered by the Conservatives.

  • David Cameron calls for change in attitudes to older workers

    Cameron bids for grey vote

    David Cameron has called for a "profound cultural change" in the way society treats older people, warning Britain must adapt to its ageing population.

  • Inspection report finds home care services must be more flexible

    Home care services shake-up urged

    Councils have been urged to rethink the way they provide home care for the elderly amid fears that services are too rushed and not properly tailored to people's needs.

  • The health watchdog rejected an appeal to make Alzheimer's drugs more widely available

    Alzheimer's sufferers 'denied drugs'

    Thousands of people suffering from early stage Alzheimer's will be denied drugs on the NHS following a ruling by the health watchdog today.

  • Elderly people and asthma sufferers could be at risk if their flu vaccine is delayed

    Flu vaccine delays put elderly at risk

    Fears that vulnerable people may have to wait for their free flu jabs were sparked today after the government confirmed that stockpiles of the vaccines had been delayed.

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