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)
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.
Demand for online 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.
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.