Independent Age in the News
CQC comments on private care providers
Comment from Independent Age on CQC evidence to the Health Select Committee that claimed care providers were increasingly pulling out of contracts with councils. Rad the full story in the Daily Mail.
Healthy life expectancy figures show inequalities
Janet Morrison is quoted in the Daily Mail in a story on new national statistics showing a 20-year gap between healthy life expectancy across the UK.
Rise in patients treated for malnutrition
Our response to the Department of Health figures showing a significant increase in hospital beds in England taken up by people with malnutrition was featured in The Guardian.
New report reveals negative views of care homes
Our new report highlighting people’s negative perceptions of care homes and calling for better information and transparency about the quality of care made available to the public received coverage in the Express
Future of the triple lock protection in doubt
Simon Bottery is quoted in an article in The Times about suggestions to scrap the triple-lock on pensions after 2020.
Social care is approaching a “tipping point”
Political Editor of The Independent Andrew Grice mentioned our advice line in an article about the social care crisis. Read more in the Independent.
Stamp duty exemption for pensioners who downsize
Simon Bottery was quoted in a Daily Express piece about a lobby of business leaders, charities, MPs and peers calling for stamp duty exemption for pensioners who downsize their homes.
Growing trend for upmarket care homes
Simon Bottery was quoted in a Daily Mail in a feature about high end care homes.
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