Independent Age in the News

The Guardian

Life expectancy rising slower than before

Deborah Alsina commented on ONS data which found that life expectancy is not rising as quickly as it used to, and people are living for longer in poor health. Read the full story in The Guardian

The Sunday Telegraph

Costs for social care rising

New figures have found that some older people are paying more than £1000 a week for care. Deborah Alsina's comment was featured in The Sunday Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

People spending longer in poor health

Our research found that people could face up to 13 years of poor health in later life. Read more in The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

Fewer older people receiving care

Deborah Alsina commented on news that fewer older people are receiving care, even though the numbers of people needing it are increasing. Read her response in The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph

Number of over-85s to double

The number of people aged 85 and over is set to double over the next two and a half decades. Deborah Alsina commented on the story in The Daily Telegraph

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