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Co-chairs appointed to the Care and Support Alliance

Co-chairs appointed to the Care and Support Alliance

The Care and Support Alliance (CSA) has appointed Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director of Age UK, and Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society, as co-chairs. They replace Vicky McDermott, Chief Executive of Papworth Trust who is leaving the adult social care sector. The CSA is an Alliance of over 80 charities campaigning for […]

2nd August 2017 | By | Reply More
Visually impaired veterans demonstrate age and sight loss provide no barriers to creativity

Visually impaired veterans demonstrate age and sight loss provide no barriers to creativity

A public open day will be held in West Lothian to showcase the artistic talents of visually impaired veterans as part of a national programme celebrating creative ageing. The open day, titled Creative Vision, will be held at the Scottish War Blinded Linburn Centre this Saturday 24 October 2015. The event will exhibit a wide […]

22nd October 2015 | By | Reply More
Avery Healthcare donate surplus bedding to Age UK

Avery Healthcare donate surplus bedding to Age UK

Avery Healthcare is delighted to have donated a dormitory worth of quality bedding to its local Age UK centre.   The estates office manager from Avery, Rachel Bisiker, came up with the idea when the company was left with a large quantity of surplus quality bedding, including 14 brand new double duvets, 30 new duvet […]

9th September 2015 | By | Reply More
Professional new care at home service launched in Tyneside

Professional new care at home service launched in Tyneside

A professional new care at home service has been launched in Tyneside. Age UK North Tyneside is announcing the launch of EveryDay – the new name of its professional independent care at home company – an enterprise which is committed to helping people keep their independence and stay at home for longer. EveryDay will offer […]

6th August 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Dedicated end of life carers appointed in Walsall

Dedicated end of life carers appointed in Walsall

Two dedicated dementia support workers have been appointed in Walsall to improve dementia care and end of life care for people diagnosed with dementia living in care homes across the town.   The appointments are part of a year-long project being led by Pathways For Life (a partnership between the Accord Group and Age UK […]

6th July 2015 | By | Reply More
Over a quarter of Brits lie about their weekend to impress colleagues

Over a quarter of Brits lie about their weekend to impress colleagues

New research from Age UK* reveals that over a quarter of Brits (26%) lie about their weekend escapades in order to impress co-workers. Despite this, almost half (44%) of Brits agree that the best thing a colleague can ask them about is their weekend.   If you are looking to perfect the art of inter-office […]

17th June 2015 | By | Reply More
Society appears to be turning its back on the elderly

Society appears to be turning its back on the elderly

  Despite contributing throughout their lives, society appears to be turning its back on elderly needing care Commenting on figures from Age UK that show the amount of care provided by local authorities is reducing and many older people are struggling along without the support they need, Saga’s director of communications, Paul Green said: “These […]

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