older persons

  • October 2, 2017

    On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations has urged the world to tap into the often overlooked contributions of older persons, and called for integrated care to improve well being and ensure they have the opportunity to contribute to development.

  • March 20, 2014

    The budget announced by UK chancellor George Osborne has been widely reported as appealing to pensioners and savers. Some measures, such as pensioner bonds, will indeed help sizeable numbers of older people. Yet for many people over retirement age, it is will not be good news overall.

  • October 30, 2013

    Employers are being urged to be more sympathetic to requests for flexible working and annual leave from older members of staff.

  • October 6, 2013

    The Netherlands government plans to slash social care funding and put pressure on frail elderly and other disabled people to do ‘voluntary’ work in return for any help they get, the newspaper Volkskrant reported. Austerity measures have already taken a heavy toll, and are hugely unpopular.

  • July 11, 2012

    Age UK, the advocacy organisation for older people, says the Government needs to match intentions on social care with proper finance and planning.

  • April 15, 2012

    Britain’s housing market is failing to meet the needs of older people - despite a rapidly ageing population and a growing demand for retirement housing, says a new report from Shelter.

  • June 1, 2009

    A Welsh chapel union has stepped up its campaign for greater respect and dignity for elderly people in residential and nursing homes. It says say little attention is paid to the linguistic, spiritual and cultural needs of residents.