Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for January, 2014

Age UK Exeter helps save project for older men

A project for older people in Exeter has been saved, thanks to generous donations from people who gave up their Winter Fuel Allowance. It was feared that the Museum Project, which gives older men w…

Older workers ‘excellent role models’

A majority of workers think having an older colleague in their team is likely to have a positive impact on their workplace, a new survey reveals. {DynamicContent:Social Media Buttons}   And the pol…

‘81% increase’ in ambulance trips for over 90s

There has been an 81% increase in the number of people over the age of 90 taken to hospital by ambulance in the last three years.  Data from tables of ambulance activity in England shows that 300,3…

Knowsley Council lifeline for Inshops’ traders

Care costs ‘badly underestimated’

A major Government scheme designed to prevent 40,000 pensioners a year having to sell their home to pay for care has badly underestimated the costs, local councils have warned. {DynamicContent:Soci…

Chance for retirees to boost pension

Older people are to be given the chance to boost their state pension by up to £25 a week under a new scheme. The plan, which was originally announced at the Autumn Statement , is to let anyone who…

Know the signs of cancer in Knowsley

School anti-bullying campaign launched

Age shouldn’t decide cancer treatment, warns charity

Concerns have been raised that some  cancer patients are not being considered for treatment based solely on their age. Charity Macmillan Cancer Support has voiced concerns that health trusts are no…

Adult Disability Service accreditation

KOPV is a formally constituted body & has a Steering group of 12 elected members responsible for planning & delivering the work of KOPV on behalf of its members