Independent Age in the News


Government launches social care recruitment drive

The government has launched a new campaign to recruit over 100,000 social care jobs. Read our response in the Independent

Daily Mirror

Tom Watson MP on BBC licence fee consultation

Independent Age was mentioned in a column by Tom Watson MP about the BBC consultation on free TV licences for people aged 75 and over. Read more in the Daily Mirror

Daily Express

What ending free TV licences could mean

Our blog about the BBC consultation on free TV licences was quoted in an article about what ending free TV licences could mean to people aged 75 and over. Read the full story in the Daily Express

FT Adviser

Impact of Santander branch closures

Santander has announced that it will be closing 140 closures. George McNamara's comment on how this may affect older people has been featured in FT Adviser

Daily Mirror

Care homes not spending enough on food

A study by Sheffield Hallam University has found that care homes are spending an average of £2.44 a day on food for residents. Read the full story and George McNamara's comment in the Daily Mirror 


Obituary of author, Diana Athill

Volunteering with Independent Age has been mentioned in an obituary of the author, Diana Athill, as a way for older and younger generations to meet each other. Read the whole article in the Independent

Mature Times

Why we need to have difficult conversations

Our survey about arguments caused by death and funeral arrangements is included in an article about having difficult conversations. Read the full article in Mature Times

The Sun

Meaningful activities could help people age better

New research from UCL has found that taking part in meaningful activities, such as gardening and DIY, could help people stay healthier for longer in later life. Read the full article and our response in The Sun

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