Independent Age in the News

Daily Mail

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.

The Guardian

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.

The Times

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

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.

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.

Daily Mail

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

The Sunday Times

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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