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Top tips for older people living with long-term health conditions

With 58 per cent of people over 60 living with long-term health conditions* Independent Age, the older people’s charity, has been listening to older...

Care homes are stuck between a rock and a hard place

The proportion of care homes rated “inadequate” or “requires improvement” increased in 1 in 5 local authority areas in 2017. A dramatic variation in...

Majority of MPs think social care system is not fit for purpose-Independent Age survey

Responding to an Independent Age survey showing the majority of MPs think the social care system is not fit for purpose, Cllr Izzi Seccombe,...

Independent Age announce Jo Cleary as new Chair

Independent Age, the older people’s charity has appointed Jo Cleary to be the next Chair of its Board of Trustees. Jo will take up...

Government has not addressed the social care crisis as elderly and vulnerable left to fend for themselves

Following today’s announcement by Sajid Javid that an extra £900m will be made available to fund social care over the next two years local...

Cross-party talks needed to explore social care crisis

In response to reports that the Prime Minister is set to relax the rules on council tax rises in an attempt to help fund...

Urgent action required now to properly fund care for older people

In response to the Personal Social Services: Expenditure and Unit Costs, England 2015/16, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s charity,...

Impact Of The Spending Review On Health And Social Care- indictment of the state of care

Commenting on the Health Select Committee Report - Impact Of The Spending Review On Health And Social Care - Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of...

Older people’s charity reacts to Jeremy Hunt’s reappointment as Secretary of State for Health

In reaction to the reappointment of Jeremy Hunt as Secretary of State for Health, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, the older people’s...

Inadequate support from health services is damaging life chances of UK’s carers

The life chances of many of the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member...

Older peoples charity responds to Jeremy Hunt’s NHS Confederation speech

In response to Jeremy Hunt’s NHS Confederation speech, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations at Independent Age, said:  “We welcome the Secretary...

Independent Age responds to the Queen’s Speech

In response to the Queen’s Speech, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive at Independent Age, said:  "Some of the measures in today's Queen's Speech could herald...

Independent Age responds to Prime Minister’s NHS speech

Independent Age responds to David Cameron’s speech on the NHS and his comments on caring for the elderly with dignity, Simon Bottery, Director of Policy...

Jeremy Hunt reappointed as Secretary of State for Health

Following Jeremy Hunt's retention of his South West Surrey seat in the general election last week and the subsequent cabinet reshuffle David Cameron has just confirmed...

Independent Age responds to TUC report on Austerity Uncovered

In response to the TUC report Austerity Uncovered, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive at Independent Age, said:    "These figures confirm that older people in particular...

John Sergeant to host Older People in the Media Awards 2014

Independent Age and Barchester Healthcare are thrilled to announce that one of Britain’s most accomplished journalists, John Sergeant, is to host the Older People...

Figures are further evidence of the unravelling of social care services in England says Independent age

Commenting on Health and Social Care Information Centre figures in today’s ‘Personal Social Services Expenditure and Costs’ report, Chief Executive of Independent Age, Janet...

Independent Age responds to Special Measures

In response to Jeremy Hunt’s announcement of plans for special measures in care homes, Janet Morrison, Chief Executive of Independent Age, said:       “Jeremy Hunt’s plan...

The Older People in the Media Awards 2014 now open for nominations

The Older People in the Media Awards 2014 are now open for nominations. Created by older people’s charity, Independent Age, and sponsored by Barchester...

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