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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.
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.
Policy Manager Chit Selvarajah writes this blog on how COVID-19 is affecting loneliness.
As part of Independent Age’s #HomeTruths series, Tony told us what he thinks should be done now, and in the future, to ensure that all older people are treated fairly by energy companies.
Christina, 67, writes for our #HomeTruths series about her role as a Telephone Volunteer with Independent Age, and how lockdown has shown her the importance of listening.
Marie writes for our #HomeTruths series about how she is missing her day centre, the friends she has met there and their day trips, but more so the children that used to come and visit.