Older People

Roadshow combats loneliness in older men

4 March 2018

An innovative programme aimed at tackling isolation and loneliness in older men is hitting the road in South Lanarkshire. (Daily Record)


People urged to check on vulnerable neighbours in cold weather

26 February 2018

Neighbours are being urged to look out for older, vulnerable people during the cold snap. (Mail Online)


Get rid of nuisance telephone calls

12 February 2018

A community project to help older people avoid getting ripped off has been launched. (Northern Echo)


North Yorkshire Marks Campaign For Care With Dignity

15 February 2018

North Yorkshire County Council’s social care staff are raising awareness about the importance of dignity and respect in the care of vulnerable and older people.


Virtual clinics link rural patients with consultants

19 February 2018

VIRTUAL clinics have helped reduce “stressful” travel and waiting times for elderly people in Dwyfor and Meirionnydd. (Cambrian News)


Charity receives grant which could ‘transform lives’

27 February 2018

A Sudbury-based charity has received a grant of nearly £5,000 to launch a community farm project to reduce loneliness and isolation in the area. (East Anglian Daily Times)


Grants will benefit most vulnerable people

15 February 2018

Almost one million pounds has been granted to support vital work carried out by community and voluntary groups in Basingstoke and Deane. (Basingstoke Observer)


Older people struggle to pay fuel bills

28 February 2018

More than one in four older people with health conditions are struggling to pay their fuel bills, according to new research by Age Scotland. (Third Force News)


Axed bus service will be back with new provider

2 March 2018

A lifeline bus service which was axed is set to be reinstated with a new provider after a campaign by older residents. (Droitwich Standard)


Rural transport is added cost for low income families

11 February 2018

The living wage in the Chichester district needs to be higher to meet housing and transport costs, foodbank organisers have said. (Midhurst & Petworth Advertiser)


Life expectancy falls by a year in several regions of England

17 January 2018

Life expectancy in some parts of the country has fallen by more than a year since 2011, official figures have shown for the first time. (The Times)


Art group brings elderly out of isolation

31 January 2018

A Dorset arts facilitator has told how her art class has helped save the lives of those who attend. (Buzz Bournemouth)


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