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The Daily Telegraph

Fewer older people receiving care

Deborah Alsina commented on news that fewer older people are receiving care, even though the numbers of people needing it are increasing. Read her response in The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

Number of over-85s to double

The number of people aged 85 and over is set to double over the next two and a half decades. Deborah Alsina commented on the story in The Daily Telegraph

Channel 4 News

Older people suffering due to social care crisis

One of our campaigners, Gill Read, and our Director of Services, Simon Hewett-Avison, were interviewed for a report about the social care crisis. Watch them on Channel 4 News

Daily Mirror

Labour pledges free personal care

Labour has announced that it will bring in free personal care for older people, which we have been campaigning for, if they are elected to power. Read Shelley Hopkinson's reaction in the Daily Mirror

Daily Mail

400 homes a week sold to pay for care

Our new report, Homing in on free personal care, looking at the number of people having to sell their home to pay for social care, achieved front page coverage in the Daily Mail

Daily Express

Older people forced to sell homes to pay for care

Our story about the number of people having to sell their homes to pay for social care was featured in the Daily Express

The Guardian

Unemployment rate for older people going down

Shelley Hopkinson has been quoted in an article about the increase in the number of older people staying in work for longer. Read more in The Guardian

The Guardian

One-third of Brits admit to ageist discrimination

A survey from SunLife has found that people in their 30s were the most likely to use ageist language. Read the full story and Shelley Hopkinson's comment in The Guardian

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