Independent Age in the News

Daily Mail

Government pledges extra funding for social care

Janet Morrison has commented on the government's pledge to provide an extra £2bn of funding for social care over the next three years as part of the Budget 2017. Read the full article in the Daily Mail

MailOnline

Older women worse affected than men by bereavement

A new survey by Independent Age has found that feelings of loneliness are worse in older women than men of the same age. Read the full article in MailOnline

Daily Express

Women feel lonelier than men following bereavement

Women are better at talking about bereavement than men, but report more feelings of loneliness, according to a new survey by Independent Age. Read the full article in the Daily Express

The Daily Telegraph

Caring for parents may not be the best solution

Independent Age has signed a letter along with Carers UK and other organisations, responding to calls for people to provide care for their elderly parents. Read the letter in The Daily Telegraph

The Guardian

Volunteers can't solve loneliness alone

Janet Morrison has written a blog post about how volunteers can contribute to combatting loneliness and health and social care, but cannot be the sole solution. Read the full blog post in The Guardian

The Times

Launch of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission

The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, of which Independent Age is a partner, was launched in Parliament on 31 January 2017. Rachel Reeves MP and Seema Kennedy MP outline the work of the Commission in The Times.

Channel 4 News

Cross-party meeting to discuss social care crisis

Independent Age is mentioned in an article about a cross-party meeting with the Prime Minister on health and social care. Read the full article on Channel 4 News

5Live Drive

The role of families in providing care

Janet Morrison appeared on 5Live Drive to discussed issues raised by comments from Health Minister David Mowat suggesting families should play a bigger role in providing care. Listen again from 2:39:33.

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