Lancashire Care Group complete LGBT Awareness Training for Older People

Lancashire Care organisation, Stocks Hall Nursing & Care Group have recently embraced and completed Older & Out – LGBT Awareness Training. The training given by Age Concern Central Lancashire, seeks to increase awareness and give greater understanding of (especially older) lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Age UK say “There’s a real diversity of people within the … Read more

Hop to it for pots of cash

Funding available to help Happy Older People in Liverpool City Region Local organisations across Liverpool City Region are being encouraged to apply for a new wave of funding to help older people feel less isolated through the enjoyment of arts and culture, meeting new people and learning new skills. National Museums Liverpool created Happy Older … Read more

New Age UK analysis shows older people in employment are facing cuts to working hours

In some cases up to 8 hours a week and probably not through choice Worries that older workers are now being hit by the ‘Gig Economy’, with implications for State Pension age decisions New Age UK analysis finds that while employment rates for older workers have increased in this country since the 2008 recession, as … Read more

Nearly three million older people struggling financially despite £Billions going unclaimed

Nearly three million over-65s – that’s one in four – are struggling financially, according to new research for Age UK, despite an estimated £3.5 billion in Pension Credit and Housing Benefit alone going unclaimed each year. With the latest government figures showing that pensioner poverty is on the rise – with 1.9 million pensioners now … Read more

Greater recognition needed for older people’s contribution

Lancashire County Council’s champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older people make to society. The move follows a report by the Government Office for Science, called Future of an Aging Population, which looks in detail at the contribution older people make to various aspects of life today. Speaking … Read more