Independent Age in the News
Caring for parents may not be the best solution
Independent Age has signed a letter along with Carers UK and other organisations, responding to calls for people to provide care for their elderly parents. Read the letter in The Daily Telegraph
Volunteers can't solve loneliness alone
Janet Morrison has written a blog post about how volunteers can contribute to combatting loneliness and health and social care, but cannot be the sole solution. Read the full blog post in The Guardian
Launch of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission
The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, of which Independent Age is a partner, was launched in Parliament on 31 January 2017. Rachel Reeves MP and Seema Kennedy MP outline the work of the Commission in The Times.
Cross-party meeting to discuss social care crisis
Independent Age is mentioned in an article about a cross-party meeting with the Prime Minister on health and social care. Read the full article on Channel 4 News
The role of families in providing care
Janet Morrison appeared on 5Live Drive to discussed issues raised by comments from Health Minister David Mowat suggesting families should play a bigger role in providing care. Listen again from 2:39:33.
Removal of cash-points could affect older people
Simon Bottery is quoted in an article about the effect of the decline of bank branches and free cash-points on older people. Read the full story in The Daily Telegraph
Proposals on residential care
Comment from Janet Morrison on proposals from a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups that could see thousands of older people made to move into residential care. Read the full story in The Sun.
Employment rates for people aged over 80
Comment from Janet Morrison on a story looking at rising employment rates among people in their eighties and nineties. Read the full story in the Daily Mail.
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