The Care Act in England has changed the way social care support and funding works. Some of the changes have taken effect from 1 April - read our factsheet:
What does the Care Act mean for me?
Just a month after losing his beloved wife, 88-year-old Ron had a fall which left him completely immobile. Ron became very lonely but, fortunately, got in touch with Independent Age and has since found good friends in his volunteer visitors and their families.
Find out how Independent Age's befriending services have improved life for Ron.
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