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One in every 25 pensioners faces being alone over Christmas, according to an Age UK survey...Caroline Abrahams, charity director of Age UK, said: This is a chilling outlook for too many older people. The poll of 1,100 people aged 65 and over from
Disturbing rise' in elderly abuse reports, Age UK warns Age UK said it fears there are still many more cases that are not reported There has been a "disturbing" rise in the numbers of reports of possible abuse of vulnerable elderly people in England,
North-south divide among silver surfers, says Age UK Age UK wants to get more over-65s online There is a "concerning" north-south divide in the number of over-65s in England, so-called silver surfers, who use the internet, a charity has said. Age UK
15 February 2013 The price of heating oil has soared by 20 per cent in less than six months, putting the elderly and vulnerable at serious risk, campaigners say. Householders living in rural areas where there is no gas supply are being forced to
In the survey by Age UK and the College of Social Work, more than 85% of respondents said they had seen the impact of cuts in the past year. Of those, 95% said the cuts in England presented "a risk to the dignity of their older clients". The
Google have confirmed plans to roll out Google Play Music and Movies content to the Google TV servic... Suggested Topics Frail and vulnerable Second World War veterans are among a generation of elderly people being stripped of their dignity, health
News in pictures On Facebook From the blogs Assuming Mark Zuckerberg hasn't got his sums wrong, the market for smartphone photography is booming.....The triumph of 86-year-old Beryl Renwick and Betty Smith, 90, at a radio awards ceremony last week
Health correspondent, BBC News Ministers have promised to publish plans to reform social care later this year There will be no "pot of gold" to answer the prayers of councils struggling to look after the elderly, according to social care chiefs.
Yesterday marked World Book Day, a celebration of all things literary. Ken Grossman is not a boastful man, despite having plenty to feel smug about...India's Naxalite rebels need to be tackled with mainstream political activity, not just development .
Elderly 'losing out by 500m a year in the funding of care' because of town halls' 'age discrimination' Last updated at 1:20 AM on 30th January 2012 Town halls are guilty of age discrimination' because they are under-funding vital services for the