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Jul 24

Nearly five million older people have been targeted by scammers

This Scams Awareness Month, Age UK has warned that older people are particularly at risk of being scams victims, with over two-fifths saying they’ve been a target. Just over a tenth of older people…

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Jul 19

State pension age increase brought forward

The rise in the state pension age to 68 is to be brought forward, according to new plans announced by the Government on Wednesday.  Six million people in their 40s will be affected – having to wait…

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Jul 18

Age UK raises concerns as life expectancy set to stop increasing

Age UK has urged for a debate into how we fund health and care after it was announced that England’s average life expectancy rates are slowing dramatically. Improvements in England’s life expectanc…

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Jul 06

Millions of older people struggling financially despite £3.5 billion in unclaimed benefits

Age UK is highlighting the rise in pensioner poverty and urging older people to check if they could be eligible to claim any additional benefits. Almost 1 in 4 over 65s are finding it difficult to…

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Jul 06

Older workers hit by declining working hours

Despite the increasing number of older people in the UK workforce, they have been hit by cuts to working hours related to external factors. Since the recession in 2008, employment rates have been…

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Jul 06

Free conference for older drivers – 1 June 2017

The Mobility Roadshow, the leading accessible vehicle test drive and independent mobility event, is delighted to announce a free conference focusing on older drivers in association with Age UK, Age…

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Jul 06

Update on NHS services following cyber attack

Following last week’s cyber security attack, the NHS has advised patients to attend any planned GP surgery appointments unless they are told otherwise.  The NHS was hit by a randsomware attack…

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Jul 06

‘Oldest old’ abandoned by care system as 800,000 struggle with essential tasks

Age UK is calling on political parties to put social care at the heart of their election manifestos as it reveals that a third of over 80s are receiving inadequate care and support. High numbers of…

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Jul 06

Chair-based gymnastics has significant benefits for dementia patients – Age UK research

Age UK research conducted on behalf of the British Gymnastics Foundation has shown how chair-based gymnastic exercise can transform the wellbeing of people living with dementia. ‘Dementia-friendly…

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Jul 06

Dame Helen Mirren, Zoella and Alfie Deyes knit up a storm for the Big Knit

Age UK and innocent smoothies have teamed up with Madame Tussaud’s London to celebrate the biggest Big Knit ever. Famous faces from the waxwork collection at Madame Tussaud’s have joined our knitti…

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