Elderly

Government handling of social care during pandemic attacked

29/07/2020

MPs have delivered a blistering attack on the Government’s handling of social care during coronavirus.

Thousands of people 'wiped out' by care bills, charity warns

24/07/2020

Fourteen people a day are being wiped out financially by care bills, new research has revealed today.

Planning system is failing housing for the elderly, report finds

14/07/2020

The vast majority of housing-with-care planning applications are speculative, new research has revealed.

Give councils the tools to incentivise retirement communities, says report

30/06/2020

Retirement communities could play a major part in addressing the adult social care funding crisis and keep people out of hospital for longer, a new report has argued.

Older carers ‘forgotten’ by care system says charity

12/06/2020

Older carers have been ‘forgotten’ by authorities despite them bearing the brunt of the pandemic, a charity has warned today.

Downsizing crucial to tackling ‘skewed’ housing market, says report

03/06/2020

Better housing options for older people in the UK could reduce the national housing target by 50,000 a year, a new report has found.

Researchers propose a two-tier approach to ending lockdown

06/05/2020

The UK should adopt a twin approach to relaxing restrictions for lockdown in order to protect the most vulnerable, academics have said.

First food parcels for vulnerable people are delivered

30/03/2020

The first 2,000 food boxes for those that are clinically vulnerable have been delivered this weekend.

Older people face ‘litany of damaging stereotypes’, charity warns

20/03/2020

Older people in the UK are seen as incompetent, hostile or a burden on society, according to the findings of a new study into ageism.

Two million over-55s in ‘dangerous’ homes

05/03/2020

Over two million over-55s are living in a home that endangers their health and wellbeing, an alarming new report has revealed.

Care denied to 700,000 older people, charity reveals

07/02/2020

Around 700,000 older people have had their request for care turned down in the past year, analysis by a charity has discovered.

Visionary housing for the elderly

19/12/2019

A project in London has linked private and public sectors to provide quality care for older people alongside a block of luxury apartments, Mark Whitehead says.

Elderly save the state £23bn a year by providing unpaid care

19/12/2019

A new study has revealed how some of the oldest in society save the health and care system £23bn a year by providing free care to loved ones.

Local leaders pledge to tackle ageism

01/10/2019

Mayors and council leaders have pledged to tackle discrimination on grounds of age.

Older people face ‘significant barriers’ in applying for EU Settlement Scheme

27/09/2019

The Government has been warned it could face a ‘Windrush 2’ as vulnerable older people are failing to apply to the EU settlement scheme (EUSS) in time.

Over 300,000 people forced to sell homes to pay for care

19/09/2019

Over the last 20 years hundreds of thousands of older people have been forced to sell their home to cover the cost of social care, charity reveals.

Over 14 million living in poverty, think tank reveals

30/07/2019

Millions of people, including children and pensioners, are living below the poverty line, new research into poverty has revealed.

Learning from Leeds

26/07/2019

Joanne Volpe the best of giving people the information they need to find a home right for them.

Elderly people in rural communities have less social care provision, report warns

19/07/2019

The way adult social care is funded has led to deep inequalities in provision, the Salvation Army has warned.

For local authorities, the social care crisis is about more than money

02/07/2019

David Cundy explains why reducing demand for social care means supporting people to age well.

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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