Independent Age in the News
Rising inflation leaves older people at ‘wits’ end
Morgan Vine, Head of Policy at Independent Age, spoke to i news about the painful choice older people are making this winter between staying warm and eating a decent meal.
Concerns over changes to free prescription age
As the Government considers raising the free prescription age from 60 to 66, we spoke to i news about how medication cannot become another financial burden, especially as older people are already cutting back on essentials.
The cold reality of energy price increases
Following on from our research that revealed two in five older people spent at least one year in poverty over the last decade, we spoke to The Mirror about the reality for older people struggling to make ends meet and the impact of increasing energy prices.
Lonely older people more isolated than pre-Covid19
As figures emerged that over 50% more adults are now "always or often lonely" than were before the pandemic, Deborah Alsina, CEO of Independent Age, told The Independent that the government needs to do a lot more to address the effects of loneliness on the mental health of older people.
Housebound elderly people's long wait for booster
Chit Selvarajah, Policy Manager at Independent Age, spoke to the Guardian about the concerning reports that housebound elderly people are having to wait weeks to get their booster vaccine, despite being a key priority group for top-up jabs.
Mental health deteriorates as pandemic continues
Our research revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has already damaged the health of people over the age of 65, and it may deteriorate even more for many of the UK’s 12.5 million older people. Read more about our findings in the MailOnline.
Older people being plunged into fuel poverty
As inflation rises, Morgan Vine, Head of Policy and Influencing, spoke to the Daily Express about the impact this is having on the nearly 1 million older households already living in fuel poverty in England.
Our CEO on what keeps her awake at night
Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive at Independent Age, wrote in CareTalk magazine about the key issues facing older people, especially the challenges of accessing care and support.
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