Elderly

Calls to make cycling more inclusive for women, older and disabled people

06/06/2019

Women, older and disabled people are neglected in provision of resources to support cycling, according to a report.

‘Postcode lottery’ for accessible homes

05/06/2019

Less than a quarter of homes built outside London by 2030 will be suitable for older and disabled people, housing experts have warned.

Older people waiting too long for care, charity warns

28/05/2019

Four out of ten older people with critical or substantial needs are waiting more than six weeks for social care in Scotland, a charity has warned.

Free social care for the elderly could save NHS £4.5bn a year, think tank says

23/05/2019

The introduction of free social care for everyone over 65 would save the NHS in England £4.5bn a year and help improve care in the community, think tank says.

Charity calls for £2.4bn Dementia Fund

08/05/2019

A report calling for a new £2.4bn Dementia Fund has received backing from 68 cross-party MPs.

Potholes in pavements preventing more older people from walking

01/05/2019

Cracked and uneven pavements are stopping nearly one in three (31%) older people from walking on their local streets, according to a new survey.

Charity calls for free personal care for elderly

27/03/2019

Campaigners have called on councillors to back a call for free personal care for the over-65s.

Charity warns people at risk of suffering poverty, ill-health and hardship in later life

13/03/2019

Action must be taken to create communities that enable older people to stay active, campaigners have urged.

Women ‘bear the brunt’ of social care crisis, charity warns

08/03/2019

Women are paying the highest price for the Government’s continued inaction on social care, an elderly persons charity has warned.

Britain faces ‘accessible housing crisis’, charity warns

25/02/2019

An elderly persons charity has warned that Britain is on the verge of an ‘accessible housing crisis’ due to planning policy failures.

Councils should prioritise strength training to prevent falls

12/02/2019

Local authorities are not prioritising programmes which can help people at risk of falling strengthen their muscles and improve their balance, new research has revealed.

Underfunding of bus scheme leaves elderly ‘isolated’

11/02/2019

Elderly and vulnerable people could be left isolated because the concessionary bus fares scheme is underfunded, local government leaders have warned.

Council chiefs warn of scams targeting the vulnerable

16/01/2019

Local authority leaders have called on carers and families to be aware of fraud targeting older and more vulnerable people.

Over four million older people do not have access to care services

13/12/2018

A long-term fix to pay for adult social care has been 'kicked into the long grass', local government leaders have warned.

A 'wake-up call' for the sector

09/10/2018

With figures showing thousands of older people are living in hazardous homes, William Eichler finds out what can be done to provide more suitable accommodation for the UK's ageing population.

Home adaptations ‘cost-effective’ means for improving accessibility

08/10/2018

Only 7% of UK homes meet basic national accessibility requirements, an ageing charity warned as they urged councils to provide adaptations to older people's homes.

Number of elderly needing round-the-clock care set to double by 2035

31/08/2018

The number of elderly people requiring 24-hour care is set to double by 2035, social care experts have warned.

1.4m older people ‘not getting the care they need’, charity warns

09/07/2018

The number of older people living with an unmet care need has risen by nearly 20% in two years, an ageing charity warns.

Loneliness prevention initiatives can save councils £2m, council chiefs say

11/06/2018

National health policy needs to recognise the ‘cost-effective benefits’ of initiatives designed to tackle loneliness, local government leaders say.

Charity warns councils are depriving four million older people of benefits

23/05/2018

Nearly four million older people are being denied access to key benefits because they do not use computers, according to campaigners.

Welsh programme to help the elderly ‘lacks direction’, committee warns

21/05/2018

A £125m programme to help vulnerable, elderly and homeless people in Wales ‘creates uncertainty and lacks direction’, assembly members say.

Councils chiefs call for a ‘residential revolution’ in older people’s housing

01/05/2018

Local authority leaders have said they should be granted the powers necessary to undertake a ‘desperately-needed’ residential revolution in older people’s housing.

Half a million older private renters are ‘invisible’ in housing policy

27/03/2018

Older private renters are being overlooked by housing policy despite being more likely to report cold and damp in their homes, a charity has warned today.

Hospital admissions due to falls set to rise ‘dramatically’ to 1,000 a day

19/03/2018

Council chiefs call for more adult social care funding as research reveals the number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise dramatically.

Government invests £300m to address ageing society challenge

12/03/2018

The Government is investing £300m from its industrial strategy challenge fund to help prepare for 'the challenge of an ageing society'.

Majority of older people living in areas with illegal levels of air pollution

05/03/2018

More than half (56%) of older people in England lived in an area which breached legal air pollution limits in 2015, according to new analysis.

Housing adaptation system ‘complicated, reactive and unfair’

22/02/2018

The housing adaptation system in Wales is ‘complicated, reactive and unfair’ and does not deliver for those who need it, auditors warn.

Councils welcome call for ‘focus’ on housing for older people

09/02/2018

Local government leaders have welcomed a call by MPs for a 'national focus' on providing more housing for older people.

Javid finds extra £166m in final settlement

06/02/2018

Local government secretary Sajid Javid has found an additional £166m to ease spending pressures in social care and rural areas in the final 2018/19 settlement.

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