Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for November, 2013

Pensioners of tomorrow give up on saving

A new Age UK poll has revealed that just under a quarter of people aged 50 – 64 think there’s no point in trying to save for their retirement. The poll, carried out to mark the launch of the…

Dementia care gaps to be exposed

Plans to improve dementia care will include an online map to expose ‘poorly performing’ areas, the health secretary has announced. Jeremy Hunt says dementia is still not being detected early enough…

Study reveals ‘harrowing examples of poor care’

A lack of basic care in hospitals across the country is causing suffering for many patients and their loved ones, according to a report. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   The Patients…

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra comes to Halewood

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) performs its annual Christmas concert at Halewood Academy on Tuesday 10 December.

Police provide a Christmas presence for retailers in Knowsley in the run-up to the festive season

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships

NHS wants ‘Winter Friends’ to help older neighbours

The NHS has called for an army of good samaritans in England to become a ‘Winter Friend’ to neighbours who may be at risk during cold weather. Stars including actress Joanna Lumley, Olympic champio…

Reading Rewards Challenge 2013

Many congratulations to Diane Jones from Halewood who is the winner of this year’s Reading Rewards Challenge.

Age International receives £0.5m from Government

Age International, a subsidiary of Age UK, has been pledged £500,000 from The Department for International Development (DFID) to help with providing aid to older people in the Philippines….

Rise in winter deaths revealed

New figures released by the ONS today show that there were a shameful 31,100 excess winter deaths last year from cold-related illness such as heart attacks and strokes – up more than a quarter on t…

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