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New survey reveals a nation of hoarders

Age UK is encouraging the nation to get behind the Big Bag Challenge and clear their clutter. Over half of adults in the UK (51%) admit to having between one and 10 items in their wardrobe that…

Half of adults aged 55 and over have experienced mental health problems, says Age UK

The charity is joining forces with NHS England to encourage older people to seek help and is calling on GPs to spot the warning signs. Nearly half of adults (7.7million) aged 55+ say they have…

5 million grandparents take on childcare responsibilities

Two-fifths (40%) of the nation’s grandparents over the age of 50 – five million – have provided regular childcare for their grandchildren, according to a new YouGov poll for leading older people’s…

Social workers reveal the extent of social care meltdown

Photo by Georgie Scott The findings of a new survey of social workers provides shocking evidence of just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.  Social workers ‘tell it ho…

More than half of us do not know the dying wishes of our nearest and dearest

A new survey from Malnutrition Task Force and Age UK highlights that having conversations around dying and death is still very much a taboo subject and avoided by many people. In response, both…

Misleading missed delivery cards posted through letterboxes

Action Fraud is warning about ‘something for you’ cards arriving through letterboxes designed to look like they have come from Royal Mail. The cards which lack the Royal Mail logo look almost…

8 in 10 unpaid carers have experienced loneliness

New research has shown that unpaid carers need more support as the majority say they are affected by loneliness.   The research was conducted by Carers UK to mark Carer’s Spotlight month as part of…

Half of older patients’ families struggle to complain about poor care in hospital

Older vulnerable people are often reliant on relatives to raise concerns when things go wrong in hospital, yet over half (51%) of family members with a concern say it is difficult to complain about…

Nearly 3 million over 65s struggling financially

Age UK research has revealed that nearly 3 million – that’s 1 in 4 – older people are in financial difficulty, showing that pensioner poverty is still a huge problem. 1.9 million below poverty line…

Nearly 3 million over 65s struggling financially

Age UK research has revealed that nearly 3 million – that’s 1 in 4 – older people are in financial difficulty, showing that pensioner poverty is still a huge problem. 1.9 million below poverty line…

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