Independent Age in the News


Support for carers

Independent Age has backed a call for more support for carers. Read the full story in iNews.

BBC News

Caring for bereaved carers

Our report on bereavement is mentioned in a story on what happens when the person someone is caring for dies. BBC News has more.

The Sun

Reducing emergency hospital admissions

Director of Policy George McNamara has been quoted in a story on the Public Accounts Committee’s report on reducing emergency hospital admissions. Read more in The Sun.

The Telegraph

Social care funding and NHS capacity

Director of Policy George McNamara's letter, responding to Professor Keith Willett’s comments that the NHS should do more with existing resources, has been published in The Telegraph.

The Telegraph

Three ways to fix Britain's care crisis

An absolute cap on care costs would give people greater clarity, according to Head of Policy & Campaigns Ray Mitchell. Read the full feature about how to fix Britain's care crisis in The Telegraph.

Daily Express

Government minister for older people

Director of Policy George McNamara is quoted in a front-page story in which the Daily Express urges the creation of a new government minister for older people. The Daily Express has more.

Calls for social prescribing

Our Friendship Services are highlighted alongside calls from the Royal College of General Practitioners for family doctors to have access to a Wikipedia-style social prescribing page to help tackle loneliness. Read the full story on

The Telegraph

Concerns over care home closures

Independent Age's advice has been featured in a response to a reader’s letter expressing concern about an increase in the number of care homes closing. Read more in The Telegraph.

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