Independent Age in the News
Employment rates for people aged over 80
Comment from Janet Morrison on a story looking at rising employment rates among people in their eighties and nineties. Read the full story in the Daily Mail.
Funding of social care
Analysis from the Guardian on the social care funding crisis, with reference to the letter to the Prime Minister coordinated by Independent Age and signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector. Read the full article in the Guardian.
Open letter to the Prime Minister
Coverage of an open letter to the Prime Minister on health and social care, coordinated by Independent Age and signed by 75 organisations and leading voices in the sector. Read the full article on BBC News.
Experiences of unpaid carers
Comment from Janet Morrison on new research looking at the experiences of people who provide unpaid care to family or friends. Read the full article in the Daily Express.
Response to Jeremy Hunt’s comments on social care
Our comment from Simon in response to Jeremy Hunt’s evidence to a Lords Committee on NHS sustainability were featured in the Daily Mail.
CQC comments on private care providers
Comment from Independent Age on CQC evidence to the Health Select Committee that claimed care providers were increasingly pulling out of contracts with councils. Rad the full story in the Daily Mail.
Healthy life expectancy figures show inequalities
Janet Morrison is quoted in the Daily Mail in a story on new national statistics showing a 20-year gap between healthy life expectancy across the UK.
Rise in patients treated for malnutrition
Our response to the Department of Health figures showing a significant increase in hospital beds in England taken up by people with malnutrition was featured in The Guardian.
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