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Michelle Mitchell of Age UK responds to todays Keogh Report

Michelle Mitchell of Age UK responds to todays Keogh Report

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said,   “Today’s report will be deeply concerning for many older people and they will want to know that a robust plan is in place to address any on-going problems identified in those hospitals. It is also vital that the NHS and healthcare regulators learn from this report, […]

July 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Employers must realise contribution made by over 65′s

Employers must realise contribution made by over 65′s

Figures from the latest Labour Force Survey out today show that the number of people aged over 65 in work has risen to 1,003,000 – up from 964,000 last quarter. With our ageing population increasing and pensions not meeting todays costs many people over the age of 65 have continued to work. We invited Age […]

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bill of Rights get Age UK response

Bill of Rights get Age UK response

Age UK’s response to the report from the Commission on a Bill of Rights. Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said, “We believe that the Human Rights Act provides essential protection for older people – particularly those in hospital, in a care home or being looked after at home, ensuring they get proper […]

December 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
We must ensure the elderly live fulfilling and dignified lives

We must ensure the elderly live fulfilling and dignified lives

The number of people aged 85 and over has jumped by 270,000[1] to 1,394,000 in ten years according to figures out today for the 2011 census showing UK totals for the first time. That’s a 24 per cent increase in the number of people in this age group since the last census in 2001 and […]

December 18, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Age UK responds to CQC report on the State of Care

Age UK responds to CQC report on the State of Care

Age UK’s Charity Director General Michelle Mitchell said, ‘This report is a serious indictment of the way that older people are cared for in England today.   ‘It is appalling that fifteen per cent of hospitals and twenty per cent of nursing homes failed to ensure people were given the food and drink they needed […]

November 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Winter is the loneliest time of the year for elderly people

Winter is the loneliest time of the year for elderly people

  Michelle Mitchell Charity Director General of Age UK responds to recent reports on an ageing population where loneliness is prevalent; ‘Living in isolation is a stark reality for many older people. During the winter, isolation can also intensify having an adverse effect on physical and mental well-being and some studies prove that feelings of loneliness […]

November 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Auto-Enrolment of pension schemes will trigger a revolution

Auto-Enrolment of pension schemes will trigger a revolution

Auto-Enrolment of pension schemes Age UK says final step needed. Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said, “We hope that auto-enrolment will trigger a revolution in the way Britons save for their retirement. It will allow many people who have been unable or unwilling to save to begin to build up a nest […]

October 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Age UK responds to NHS alarm over “severe impact” of £2billion gap in social care funding

Age UK responds to NHS alarm over “severe impact” of £2billion gap in social care funding

Michelle Mitchell Charity Director General at Age UK says:   “The social care system has been under-funded for years, failing to keep pace with the rising demand of an ageing population. “The NHS Confederation rightly points out the urgent need for a long term funding solution for social care. We agree that integrating care more […]

September 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
AGE UK RESPONSE TO ANNUAL FIGURES ON FUEL POVERTY

AGE UK RESPONSE TO ANNUAL FIGURES ON FUEL POVERTY

Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director General of Age UK said ” We are pleased the fuel poverty figures have fallen after six years of annual rises, but the Government’s own projections point to an increase in the numbers of fuel poor households in future, so all the evidence shows this good news is just a temporary […]

May 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Fuel Poverty Must Be Addressed

Fuel Poverty Must Be Addressed

On the 14th March 2011 Chris Huhne the former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change announced that Professor John Hills had been requested to take an independent review at the fuel poverty target and definition. The intention being that the Government focuses its available resources where they will be most effective in tackling […]

March 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
Create New Framework For Ageing-Age UK

Create New Framework For Ageing-Age UK

Following recent focus on inadequate hospital care for older people, the crisis in social care and the delay in the implementation of age discrimination legislation, Age UK is calling on the Government to create a new visionary framework for ageing to enable us all to prepare better for later life. Age UK believes that the […]

March 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Living On A Low Income

Living On A Low Income

What you say is ‘I don’t really need it, I’ll get by without it’. That’s it”  Woman, aged 78, single household. New research(1) commissioned by Age UK shows the realities of how older people manage   living on a low income as a new poll (2) reveals that over a half (55%) of people aged 60 […]

January 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Age UK asks MPs to sign the pledge and reduce the number of winter deaths

Age UK asks MPs to sign the pledge and reduce the number of winter deaths

      Age UK launch a campaign today to ask MPs to pledge to help lower the number of winter deaths and reduce of fuel poverty in their own constituency. Michelle Mitchell, Charity Director of Age UK said: “The cold can and does kill. Behind the dreadful excess winter deaths figures lie deep-seated social […]

December 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Coming Together To Improve The Lives Of Older People

Coming Together To Improve The Lives Of Older People

      Dozens of organisations from across the voluntary, private and public sectors are coming together in partnership to celebrate the lives of older people and address the challenges of our ageing society. Launched today to coincide with Older People’s Day celebrations, the Age Action Alliance will work together to improve the lives of […]

October 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Fuel Poverty For Over 60′s

Fuel Poverty For Over 60′s

        New figures released by Department Energy Climate Change (DECC) today show the number of fuel poor households has increased to 5.5 million for 2009, a rise of 1 million since 2008. Just under half (48.5%) of all households in fuel poverty contain one person aged 60 or over. Michelle Mitchell, Charity […]

July 14, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
”Lets Not Mince Words-Says AGE UK”

”Lets Not Mince Words-Says AGE UK”

          Michelle Mitchell AGE UK charity director made the following statement regarding the Equality & Human Rights Commission inquiry into the failure to protect the rights of older people receiving care at home. ‘’Let’s not mince words about what the findings show – leaving someone in soiled beds or clothing for […]

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