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Care Management Matters

Pros and cons of free personal care

What are the advantages and disadvantages of free personal care? Morgan Vine has contributed to an opinion piece in Care Management Matters

The Guardian

Better social care funding needed

The Alzheimer’s Society has released a new report calling for better funding for social care, to stop dementia patients being kept in hospital for longer than necessary and putting extra pressure on the NHS. Read our response in The Guardian

Country Living

Organisations that help with loneliness

Independent Age has been included in a round-up of charities that provide support for people who are lonely. See the full list in Country Living

Barking and Dagenham Post

New service to reduce loneliness to launch

A new service to help reduce loneliness among older people, called Reconnections by Independent Age, will soon be launching in Barking & Dagenham and Havering. Read more in the Barking and Dagenham Post

Metro

How to help someone who is lonely

Independent Age is mentioned as a good charity to volunteer for if you would like to help someone feel less lonely. Read the full article in Metro

The Guardian

Life expectancy rising slower than before

Deborah Alsina commented on ONS data which found that life expectancy is not rising as quickly as it used to, and people are living for longer in poor health. Read the full story in The Guardian

The Sunday Telegraph

Costs for social care rising

New figures have found that some older people are paying more than £1000 a week for care. Deborah Alsina's comment was featured in The Sunday Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

People spending longer in poor health

Our research found that people could face up to 13 years of poor health in later life. Read more in The Daily Telegraph

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