Charities report rise in older people struggling for food in lockdown

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of older people malnourished or at risk of malnutrition since the coronavirus crisis began, according to Age UK and the Malnutrition Task Force. Age UK delivers...

Older people widely demonised in UK, ageism report finds

The UK’s ageist attitudes have been revealed in a report that shows older people are widely mocked, patronised and demonised by the rest of society. Older people are mostly seen as incompetent, hostile or a...

Providing emotional support to people at the end of life and their families

How can social workers address difficulties in communication and help promote openness between professionals, service users, their family and other carers?
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Older people widely demonised in UK, ageism report finds

The UK’s ageist attitudes have been revealed in a report that shows older people are widely mocked, patronised and demonised by the rest of society. Older people are mostly seen as incompetent, hostile or a burden on others, according to a review of...

OECD: UK has lowest state pension of any developed country

Britain’s workers can look forward to the worst state pension of any major country, according to a report by the developed world’s leading economic think tank. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) study calculated that a...

Cold weather and loneliness ‘lethal in winter’

The combination of cold weather and loneliness could be lethal in the coming months, England’s most senior nurse is warning. Prof Jane Cummings, NHS England’s chief nursing officer, said cases of strokes and heart attacks tended to rise...