Older People

Information to older people to combat loneliness
16 November 2017
With loneliness and isolation a growing concern, particularly in rural areas, an event is being held in west Suffolk in a bid to help tackle the problem. (EADT)


What research tells us about social work’s role in tackling loneliness

25 October 2017
Social workers have the potential to make a difference to the lives of people experiencing social isolation and loneliness. (Community Care)


Bare cupboads: The forgotten welfare gap in older age

16 October 2017
Isolated older people living in poverty are suffering from food insecurity. (The Independent)


'Demise of rural buses due to false economy'

20 October 2017
The Senior Bus Pass, available to anyone of retirement age living in England, has, by any standards, proved a huge success. (Yorkshire Post)


Rural GPs to be given £20,000 golden handshake

12 October 2017
GPs in training will receive a "golden hello" of £20,000 if they start their careers in the countryside or on the coast. (The Independent)


Charity rewards those who help sustain rural life

5 November 2017
THE Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has recognised the work of organisations and individuals in its 20th anniversary year. (Craven Herald)


100 old people injured in care homes every day

16 October 2017
MORE than 100 vulnerable older people are suffering serious injuries in care homes across the country every day, shocking figures show. (The Express)


Old £1 coins may still be accepted by rural stores

10 October 2017
The deadline for the new £1 coin switch-over may be ignored by rural shops because their customers cannot get to a bank to change them, business associations have warned. (The Telegraph)


Sporting memories charity gets £500,000 to get older people exercising

5 October 2017
A charity which uses sporting memories to tackle loneliness, dementia and depression has been given almost half a million pounds to help get older people exercising. (Yorkshire Post)


Council calls for more money from Government

17 November 2017
North Yorkshire County Council is calling on the Chancellor to give long-term fairer funding to large rural counties. (Richmondshire Today)

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