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May 21

Nearly 1m older people feel lonelier at Christmas

Almost a million (982,200) of people aged over 60 feel lonelier at Christmas time, according to new figures from Age UK. And to highlight what a difficult time Christmas is for many older people, o…

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May 21

750,000 older people worried about affording Christmas gifts this year

New research has shown that three-quarters of a million over 60s are concerned about how they’ll afford Christmas presents for friends and family this year. The research, conducted by Age UK, also…

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May 21

Government pledges to address social care challenges

Following the release of statistics around the number of older people with unmet care needs , Age UK looks at the latest Government plans to address the country’s significant social care gap. The…

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May 21

Age UK pilot programme shows great promise in reducing loneliness

With 1.2 million older people in the UK chronically lonely, an Age UK trial has been successful in testing new approaches to combatting isolation. New research has found that nearly half a million…

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May 21

Warning as freezing conditions to hit the UK

Age UK has issued a warning over the cold temperatures set to hit most parts of the country towards the end of this week. Temperatures forecast to fall to freezing across the country The cold can…

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May 21

Supermarkets a social lifeline for millions of older people

New research reveals just how important retailers are to the social lives of older people Age UK demands urgent action to be taken to combat chronic loneliness facing millions in later life Local…

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May 21

Poor sleep can damage brain health in later life

Experts have found that in order to maintain a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life. What happens to our sleep as we a…

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May 21

Attendance Allowance campaign: we did it!

The government has decided not to pass the responsibility for Attendance Allowance to local councils following a successful Age UK campaign. Thank you to the thousands of people who supported us!…

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May 21

Age UK joins Jo Cox Commission to raise awareness of loneliness

Age UK is taking part in a government initiative to increase the public’s awareness of loneliness, in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. The Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was started by MP Jo Cox befo…

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May 21

Being ‘creative’ and ‘open’ boosts wellbeing in later life

Age UK’s Wellbeing Index finds that age isn’t a barrier to living well. The Wellbeing in Later Life Index, developed by Age UK and the University of Southampton, analysed data from 15,000 people ag…

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