Head of Policy Morgan Vine spoke on behalf of Independent Age at an APPG hearing, discussing the complicated grief that many people have experienced by losing someone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story in The Guardian

Independent Age in the News

Daily Express

Working carers concerned about losing jobs

Research from Phoenix Group found that almost a third of working carers fear losing their job if their care duties were to increase. Read the full article, including Deborah Alsina's comment in the Daily Express

Daily Express

Older people struggling to pay for care

Morgan Vine commented on findings that older people are having to sell their homes and are facing financial ruin in order to pay for care. Read the full story in the Daily Express

Woman & Home

The benefits of an 'age-gap friendship'

One of our volunteers and the woman she volunteers with for regular visits and chats talk about how they've benefited from being connected through Independent Age. Read what they have to say in Woman & Home

Yahoo! News UK

Unclear guidance for people aged 70 and over

Thousands of people aged 70 and over may have self-isolated unnecessarily because they were confused by government guidance, according to an Independent Age poll. Read the full story on Yahoo! News UK

Sky News

Older people's social contact reduced

Our survey found that social contact has reduced significantly for 89% of older people. Read the full story on Sky News

Third Sector

Independent Age launches Grants Fund

Independent Age has launched a Grants Fund to help smaller charities supporting older people. Find out more in Third Sector

Independent

Brits avoiding conversations about final wishes

Our survey, launched during Dying Matters Awareness Week, found that more than half of adults in the UK are avoiding conversations about their final wishes in relation to coronavirus. Read more in the Independent

Daily Mirror

Independent Age supports care home manifesto

Independent Age is supporting the Daily Mirror manifesto for care homes. Read more in the Daily Mirror