From chimney sweep to Jackie Stewart’s F1 mechanic… the irrepressible Bert Pullen shares his secrets to a full life.
Older women are much more likely than older men to have unpaid caring responsibilities – for partners, grandchildren, dependent adult children and sometimes for their own elderly parents too.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Valda, who is 92, tells us about arriving in the UK in the 1960s and overcoming shyness and uncertainty to become the first black mayor of the London Borough of Islington in the 1980s. Valda is an inspiration to us all!
Watch her story below.
Do you think International Women’s Day addresses the issues of older women enough? We'd like to hear from you.
Older women are more likely to be living in poverty than older men. Over the course of their lives, today’s women over 65 have been severely impacted by the gender pay gap.
Older women with mental health problems are a group whose needs are too often overlooked. This is despite the increased risk of mental health issues due to older women’s roles as carers, or their likelihood of experiencing a bereavement.
Director of Policy and Influencing, George McNamara, discusses how the government needs to go further with its health and social care plans.
The BBC has an important mission: to inform, educate and entertain. So why has the BBC found itself charged with making decisions about who has the right to a free TV licence?
The government must take back this responsibility, writes Shelley Hopkinson, Public Affairs Manager.