Independent Age in the News
Queen's Speech and social care plans
Simon Bottery comments on the social care plans outlined in the Queen's Speech. Read the full story in the Daily Mail.
Hot weather sweeps Britain
Independent Age have issued advice on staying safe in hot weather, as Britain experiences prolonged unusually high temperatures. Read the full story in The Guardian.
Care home residents paying more than necessary
Simon Bottery comments on care home fees in an article about care home residents and their families being forced to pay unexpected bills. Read the full article in The Times
Proposals to means test Winter Fuel Payments
Carys Roberts from the think tank IPPR writes about our joint research showing the possible impact of proposals to means test Winter Fuel Payments. Read the full story in The Times.
How older people can benefit from dancing
Coverage of new scientific advice on the health benefits for people who carry on dancing into their older age, with comment from Lucy Harmer. Read the full story in The Times.
Dancing can improve health and reduce falls risk
Lucy Harmer is quoted in an article about research which found that regular dancing could help to improve overall health and reduce the risk of falls in older people. Read the full article in the Daily Mail
How each party aims to end the housing crisis
Our recent survey about older people moving home was mentioned in an article about how the different political parties hope to tackle the housing crisis. Read the full article in The Sunday Times
Awareness of the costs of social care
Comment on a new survey that suggests the majority of people in receipt of care services are unaware of how much those services cost. Read the full story in the Independent.
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