Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for September, 2013

Older People’s Minister called for

Leading charities have called on the Government to take action to meet the needs of an ageing population, after a poll revealed that more than three-quarters of people believe ministers are ‘not…

Photography competition celebrating ageing launched

The Age Action Alliance marks its anniversary and Older People’s Day with a photography competition celebrating later life. This week Age Action Alliance celebrates its second anniversary. The…

Prescot Producers’ Market returns this Saturday

Colourful local produce and handcrafted goods will once again be on offer at Prescot Producers’ Market this Saturday (October 5, 2013).

Combined Authority proposals submitted to Government

Half of people over 50 ‘to sell homes for retirement’

More than half of over-50s are relying on the equity in their property to cover the costs of old age, a survey suggests. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   Some 52% of workers aged over 50 sai…

Life-saving equipment for every Knowsley school

Protecting you and your child against measles

Public Health professionals in Knowsley are advising residents, particularly children, to ensure they have had the two doses of the MMR vaccine.

Car safety event for parents and carers

Pension age ‘not linked to death’

The age at which a worker retires has no bearing on how long they will live afterwards, researchers have claimed.     Those who have to work long into old age have the same prospect of enjoying a…

Miliband issues energy prices warning

Consumers could soon see energy firms as ‘part of the problem’ rather than the solution if they refuse to work with Labour on plans to freeze gas and electricity prices, party leader Ed Miliband ha…

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