Paul Burstow

Whose Job Is It Anyway? Why Calls From Campaigners for Older People May Be Falling on Deaf Ears

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jane Ashcroft

The Office for National Statistics projects that the number of people in England aged 85 or over will increase from 1.24 million in 2013 to 2.3 million by 2030. This age group is also the most likely to have some form of disability. A glance at just some of the announcements made in the last two weeks alone tells us that demographic change is creeping back onto the public agenda. The question on everyone's lips: Are we prepared? The answer: No.

Mental Illness: It's Not About Choice

Martha Roberts | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martha Roberts

Choice is, "Shall we paint the bedroom blue or green?" or even "'Shall we start a family?" Choice is not, "Shall I have constant PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) flashbacks?", nor is it, "Shall I be bipolar and be so hard to live with that my partner leaves me?" It is also not, "Shall I feel so depressed that I'll think about ending it all?"

Ned Simons

Baroness Williams Blasts Nick Clegg For Firing Lib Dem Ministers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Politics

BRIGHTON - Veteran Lib Dem peer Baroness Williams, the darling of the party, has criticised Nick Clegg's decision to sack three ministers in the recen...

Ex-Health Minister Attacks Osborne Over Elderly Care Reform

PA | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

A former health minister has accused George Osborne's Treasury of blocking reform of elderly care funding. Liberal Democrat Paul Burstow said delay...

Are Elderly People In Britain Lonelier Than Other Countries?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK

Elderly people in Britain are lonelier and poorer that those in similar European countries, international research suggests. They are also more con...

Care In Crisis

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Politics

Spending on older people's social care in England has fallen by half a billion pounds, according to a new report. The charity Age UK - combining Ag...

Britain's Elderly Suffering Neglect, Cruelty And Abuse, According to EHCR Report

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Britain’s elderly in council-funded care are being left hungry and unwashed, according to a report. Published by the Equality and Human Rights C...

Michael Rundle

Liberal Democrats Debate NHS Reforms At Tense Conference Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrats packed the main hall of the party conference in Birmingham for a debate on NHS reform on Tuesday, where some members attacked the co...