Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for July, 2013

Prostate cancer drugs extend life

Scientists have hailed recent advances in prostate cancer treatments that have tripled the life expectancy for men with an incurable form of the disease. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   A n…

Cost of Child Poverty in the Liverpool City Region nears £1bn

In a national review of Child Poverty undertaken by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), a leading charity campaigning for the abolition of child poverty, the cost of child poverty to Liverpool City Region was revealed to be £968 million.

Overstretched nurses ‘ration care’

Nurses say they are being forced to ‘ration care’ because they are too busy to look after hospital patients properly. Nearly 9 in 10 nurses questioned for a study carried out by the University of…

1 in 4 in early fifties worried about losing home

Nearly a quarter of people in their early 50s are worried they’ll be forced to leave their homes because they won’t be able to keep up their mortgage or rent payments according to Age UK’s Economic…

Are you eligible for a free Health Check?

People aged 40 to 74 are being encouraged to find out if they are eligible for a free Health Check.

Twelve Green Flags for Knowsley parks

Success in the latest Green Flag awards means that Knowsley now boasts award winning parks across the borough.

Ward moves putting patients at risk

Shipping older patients from ward to ward in hospitals is putting their health and wellbeing at risk, experts say. Professor Marion McMurdo and Dr Miles Witham from the University of Dundee state…

Like Mick and Mirren, we feel younger

Older people are feeling younger than ever, according to a poll released to coincide with Mick Jagger’s 70th birthday. According to research by Kantar company, Added Value, being ‘older’ occurs muc…

Help for first time buyers

Knowsley Council and Lloyds TSB will today join forces to help first-time buyers purchase a home with a deposit of just 5%.

Kirkby Sports College launches career taster courses with University of Liverpool

Kirkby Sports College recently joined forces with the University of Liverpool to kick-off a new initiative to give students taster sessions on a range of careers.

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