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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

Daily Express

Calls to raise pension age to 75

The Centre for Social Justice thinktank has suggested that the state pension age should be raised to 75. Gill Moffett responded in the Daily Express

The Daily Telegraph

More older people than ever with malnutrition

A record number of people are being admitted to hospital suffering from malnutrition. Read what Shelley Hopkinson had to say in The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

More older people shopping online

According to the ONS, more people aged 65 and over than ever are now shopping online. Read the full story and Phil Mawhinney's comment in The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

Increase in criminal actions against care homes

A comment from George McNamara has been included in an article about a CQC report showing an increase in the number of criminal actions taken by NHS watchdogs against unsafe care homes, hospitals and mental health providers. Read more in The Daily Telegraph

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