Independent Age in the News
Government warned not to scrap triple lock
Head of Policy, Morgan Vine, warns of the consequences to both older people and those saving for retirement if the triple lock is scrapped. Read the full quote in the Daily Express.
Pensioners face £1,000 fines over TV licence
Head of Policy, Morgan Vine, calls new rules surrounding TV licences “unacceptable”. The ending of the TV licence grace period means hundreds of thousands of people aged 75 and over face fines of up £1000. Read the full quote in the Daily Express.
Supermarkets should reinstate priority slots
We backed calls for supermarkets to reinstate priority delivery slots for clinically extremely vulnerable people while Covid-19 cases continue to soar
MP calls for an increase in Pension Credit uptake
In a continuation of our story on pensioner poverty and our latest analysis, Stephen Timms MP has supported our calls to increase Pension Credit uptake in the Sunday Express.
'Ticking Timebomb' of pensioner poverty
Covid-19 and Prolonged Grief
Three people share their experiences of prolonged grief disorder including Independent Age service user Peter Barker. The feature highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic has added barriers to grieving which increases the likelihood of experiencing prolonged grief. Read about our Time to Grieve campaign that calls for older people to have access to emotional support following a bereavement on the Daily Express.
Our volunteer, Christa, speaks to Chronicle Live about her volunteering journey - how she came across Independent Age and how her friendship with Denis has grown.
Over-65s 'still at risk of loneliness'
In an exclusive with the Guardian, Independent Age launched a Tackling Loneliness briefing, highlighting that for those who were lonely before the pandemic, the easing of restrictions will not be a 'silver bullet'. The story was later picked up by other outlets, including Yahoo with advice on what to do if you are feeling lonely, and Charity Today.
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