Age UK

Why Older People Need The NHS's Forthcoming Delivery Plan To Succeed

Caroline Abrahams | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Politics
Caroline Abrahams

Flicking through the TV listings last weekend I noticed 'Carry on Matron' was on - again. Have you noticed how in British films from the 1960s and 197...

More Than A Million Elderly People Are Left Without The Care They Need, Age UK Finds

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Politics

More than a million elderly people do not get the care they need, a hike of almost 20 percent in the last year, a report from charity Age UK has found...

Cities of the Future Need to Be Age Friendly

Anna Dixon | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

As the debate intensifies in the London Mayoral elections, are the candidates committed to creating cities that are fit for our ageing population?

'Fantasist!' Listen As Zac Goldsmith Is Heckled At Hustings With Older Voters

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

Zac Goldsmith was today heckled by a group of older voters as he tried to explain why he wanted to knock down council estates as part a London-wide re...

The Waugh Zone February 4, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday February 4, 2016… 1) BEST OF A BAD JOBBIE? After Steve Baker’s poo jibe, Bernard Jenkin yeste...

4 Ways To Help Elderly People Alone At Christmas This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

One million elderly people across Britain live on their own and 500,000 of them are expected to spend this Christmas Day alone. This year's John Le...

This Year's John Lewis Advert Actually Gets To The Real Spirit Of Christmas

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK

UPDATE: The John Lewis Christmas Advert Has Just Landed... John Lewis’s hugely anticipated Christmas advert is set for release this morning - and...

Every Generation's Responsibility - Meeting the Care Needs of London's Older People

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

The generations that came before us endured so much that we may enjoy a London full of freedom, culture and history. We as a City, together, owe it to them to work hard, to constantly find ways to effectively care for each generation as it grows older.

Meet Green Maureen: The Straight-talking Senior Standing in Tower Hamlets

Natalie Nezhati | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Nezhati

Known as "the lady who attacked the vicar" for his defence of NHS cuts, Maureen Childs is the outspoken chairperson of Green Seniors, fierce advocate for the elderly and Green party candidate for Limehouse and Poplar constituency at the General Election.

His Name Is Charles - Age UK Launches a Poignant Film About Human Rights For Older People Abused In Care

Nicky Hawkins | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK
Nicky Hawkins

Everyone should be able to get compassionate care which respects their human rights. We all deserve to be cared for by people who know our name and who help us to thrive. That's why we need to talk about human rights for older people, and why we're asking people to share this film.

British Pensioners: Please Keep Heckling

Ellie Slee | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ellie Slee

When I saw David Cameron heckled by pensioners at the Age UK conference, my heart swelled. Watching him say that his government had given people 'dignity and security in old age' was the biggest load of shit I've seen in some time, and my cat had diarrhoea last week.

Leading Brands Set Their Sights on Older Adults, So Should You

Ian Spero | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Ian Spero

Employing more mature celebrities to endorse products in a world saturated with pouting teens and seductive twenty-somethings, is evidence of a growing trend of brands readdressing an affluent market which is feeling misunderstood.

Jack Sommers

Loneliness, Self-Harm And Internet Dating: The Darker Side Of Christmas | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

When 85-year-old Barbara Flynn was at her lowest ebb, she carried a portable phone and would check her voicemail just to hear the "human voice" told h...

How to Solve 'The NHS Problem', Part Two

Hugh Salmon | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

Last time, I discussed the need for the NHS to differentiate between 'treatment' and 'care'. In the last week, three stories have emerged to support this view..

Even the Most Time-Stretched of Us Could - And Should - Be Able to Share a Cuppa With a Lonely Human Being

Clare Finney | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

I am 26. I met Rachel, an 86-year-old British Ghanian, through an elderly befriending scheme in Islington. We've been chatting, sipping tea or shandy and half-watching Home and Away every week for the past two years.

Urgent Health Needs in Gaza

Nader Karem Alfarra | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK
Nader Karem Alfarra

This conflict is so difficult for older people. I am trying to keep daily contact with all the older people we have been working with... Older people have lived through so much in Gaza and we want to do whatever we can to support them and to improve their lives.

Charity Entrepreneurs - Do They Exist?

Michelle Wright | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

In a changing economic context, most charities are being asked to be more entrepreneurial, but I'm coming across more and more CEOs that are tired of hearing the term and Chairs of Trustees that don't seem to know where to start. So what does 'entrepreneurial' really mean in the charity sector?

Why Modern Living Might Be Making Us Deaf

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The Medical Research Council, reports the BBC, are launching a massive participation survey to find out if modern living is making us deaf. At pre...

WATCH: How Old Are Your Ears?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Finding yourself in need of an ear trumpet? This fascinating video from Asap SCIENCE tests the frequencies at which you can hear, and then reveals the...

From Dull Existence to a Life Worth Living - How Technology Can Transform Old People's Lives

Hannah Gal | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Tech
Hannah Gal

Countess immobile elderly people miss going to church, shops, the supermarket and the library. Eighty six year old Margaret tells me how her deteriorating eye sight meant she had to give up driving and 'my freedom' several years ago, 'I still haven't come to terms with it' she adds. 

Third Of Grandparents Are Lonely, Age UK Survey Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Nearly a third of grandparents only see their grandchildren once a month - or even less frequently - according to a survey released today. The stud...

Our Ageing Population is Something That we Should Celebrate

Hannah Gal | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

Joe, 91, lost his wife 10 years ago and his only son died of Cancer. "I think about them all the time" the charmingly humble man tells me, "its just that Christmas brings back memories of family Christmases when my boy was little.. it is one time of year I don't look forward to.."

Making the Digital World Accessible to Everyone

Dominic Tarn | Posted 18.01.2013 | UK Tech
Dominic Tarn

Despite the internet being a universal means of communication, and visual impairment and dyslexia affecting hundreds of millions worldwide, this subject only receives sporadic attention in the media. In the UK alone there are six million affected by dyslexia.

Long Life Is Not A Blessing, It's A Curse

Hannah Gal | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

'What on earth is the point of my life?' Molly (not her real name) asks me. The frail, weary to her bone 92 year old looks at me as her shaky hands struggle to adjust a stubbornly troublesome hearing aid. 

Middle Age Begins At 55

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Middle age starts much later than originally thought, a study has claimed. According to the research, the average perception of when middle age sta...