We are not able to provide medical advice to individuals, and our responses are based on the latest guidance provided by the government about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Demand for supermarket deliveries is high. If you’re finding it hard to get food and essentials, this page has tips on getting a priority delivery slot and details of other places that can support you during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Key changes in government guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how they might affect your daily life.
The government has made a number of changes to try and help the population, public bodies and employers respond to the COVID-19 emergency. This includes changes to benefit rules and the introduction of new legislation (through the Coronavirus Act). The new legislation will be time-limited for 2 years, and the government will review it every 6 months. It covers a wide range of things from new powers to stop public events or gatherings, to measures to reduce obligations on local councils and the NHS.
Working with Independent Age, psychologist Corinne Sweet has shared her tips for managing anxiety about the pandemic. All of Independent Age’s advice relating to coronavirus can be viewed at: independentage.org/covid-19
Dr M Santhana Krishnan, Chair of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry at The Royal College of Psychiatrists, looks at breaking the barriers to improve mental health of older adults.
Jeremy Bacon, Older People Lead at the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), reflects on our new report on mental health, Minds that matter, and how it relates to his work.
Senior Policy Officer, Jeremy Bushnell, reflects on the team’s new policy briefing on free personal care in Scotland.