Independent Age in the News

Woman & Home

The benefits of an 'age-gap friendship'

One of our volunteers and the woman she volunteers with for regular visits and chats talk about how they've benefited from being connected through Independent Age. Read what they have to say in Woman & Home

Yahoo! News UK

Unclear guidance for people aged 70 and over

Thousands of people aged 70 and over may have self-isolated unnecessarily because they were confused by government guidance, according to an Independent Age poll. Read the full story on Yahoo! News UK

Sky News

Older people's social contact reduced

Our survey found that social contact has reduced significantly for 89% of older people. Read the full story on Sky News

Third Sector

Independent Age launches Grants Fund

Independent Age has launched a Grants Fund to help smaller charities supporting older people. Find out more in Third Sector

Independent

Brits avoiding conversations about final wishes

Our survey, launched during Dying Matters Awareness Week, found that more than half of adults in the UK are avoiding conversations about their final wishes in relation to coronavirus. Read more in the Independent

Daily Mirror

Independent Age supports care home manifesto

Independent Age is supporting the Daily Mirror manifesto for care homes. Read more in the Daily Mirror 

Daily Mail

More than half struggle to get enough food

Our survey found that more than half of older people have struggled to get access to enough food since the lockdown started. Read more in the Daily Mail

Metro

Difficulty accessing food

One of our campaigners was featured in Metro talking about the difficulties she's had accessing food since the lockdown started. Read her story in Metro

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