Independent Age in the News


Rising inflation leaves older people at ‘wits’ end

Morgan Vine, Head of Policy at Independent Age, spoke to i news about the painful choice older people are making this winter between staying warm and eating a decent meal.


Concerns over changes to free prescription age

As the Government considers raising the free prescription age from 60 to 66, we spoke to i news about how medication cannot become another financial burden, especially as older people are already cutting back on essentials.

The Independent

Lonely older people more isolated than pre-Covid19

As figures emerged that over 50% more adults are now "always or often lonely" than were before the pandemic, Deborah Alsina, CEO of Independent Age, told The Independent that the government needs to do a lot more to address the effects of loneliness on the mental health of older people.

The Guardian

Housebound elderly people's long wait for booster

Chit Selvarajah, Policy Manager at Independent Age, spoke to the Guardian about the concerning reports that housebound elderly people are having to wait weeks to get their booster vaccine, despite being a key priority group for top-up jabs. 


Mental health deteriorates as pandemic continues

Our research revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has already damaged the health of people over the age of 65, and it may deteriorate even more for many of the UK’s 12.5 million older people. Read more about our findings in the MailOnline

Daily Express

Older people being plunged into fuel poverty

As inflation rises, Morgan Vine, Head of Policy and Influencing, spoke to the Daily Express about the impact this is having on the nearly 1 million older households already living in fuel poverty in England.


Our CEO on what keeps her awake at night

Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive at Independent Age, wrote in CareTalk magazine about the key issues facing older people, especially the challenges of accessing care and support.

View all IA in the News items
Simon Hewett-AvisonSpokespeople
Find an Independent Age spokesperson.
Two women drinking tea on a benchPolicy and research
Read our latest research reports and see what we're working on.
Two people walking through a parkCampaigning
We campaign to ensure people can enjoy a financially secure, healthy, active and connected older age.