Independent Age in the News


Digital access to care information

Our Head of Policy, Andrew Kaye, comments on a report on the accessibility of social care information on council websites, conducted by Better Connected. Read the full story on the LocalGov website.

The Sun

Evicting patients from NHS hospital beds.

Comment from Simon Bottery, our Director of Policy, on a story around the approach some hospitals take to people who do not leave hospital, despite being well enough to do so. Read the full story in The Sun.


Interview with Lucy Harmer on Boundless website

Our Director of Services, Lucy Harmer, was interviewed about our information, advice and volunteering services recently. Read the full article on Boundless.

The Mirror

Regional variation in care home quality in England

Analysis of care home performance in the North and South of England, based on the Independent Age report on variation in care home quality. Read the full story in the Daily Mirror.

Daily Express

NHS England to delay non-urgent operations

Comment from Janet Morrison on NHS England proposals to remove targets for non-urgent operations. Read the full article in the Daily Express.

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


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

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