Independent Age in the News

Channel 4 News

Older people suffering due to social care crisis

One of our campaigners, Gill Read, and our Director of Services, Simon Hewett-Avison, were interviewed for a report about the social care crisis. Watch them on Channel 4 News

Daily Mirror

Labour pledges free personal care

Labour has announced that it will bring in free personal care for older people, which we have been campaigning for, if they are elected to power. Read Shelley Hopkinson's reaction in the Daily Mirror

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

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

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