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Thursday, 18 February 2016

News updates - from the web

Steve Ion's regular round-up of relevant news items.

User involvement in care inspections is jeopardised by CQC's short-sighted thinking - here.

E.ON and Age UK urged to refund pensioners over fuel deal - here.

Age UK energy deals with E.On to be examined by regulators - here.

Ministers under fire after Amazon boss is appointed to Work and Pensions department board - here

Nearly 14,000 disabled people have mobility cars taken away - here.

Later Life Agenda - here.

Task force warns more than a million elderly may be suffering from malnutrition - here.

New state pension blow for women as they lose right to make a claim based on their partner's National Insurance record - here.

Is charity Age UK selling overpriced insurance too? Investigation suggests its quotes are three times higher than rivals - here.

Hope in the fight against dementia: Number of people battling the condition has FALLEN by 20% every decade since the 70s - here.

Over-65s in England 'living longer than ever before' - here.

Age UK and E.ON suspend controversial tariff for pensioners - here.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

News updates - from the web

Families 'use contactless cards to steal from the elderly' - here.

Pension taxes are 'milch cow' for chancellor, says IFS head - here.

Frail, older people suffer in silence as they are 'too afraid' to complain about poor care - here.

Vitamin B can help boost learning and memory in older people - here.

Older People Believe More In Gender Equality Than People In Their Twenties - here.

Social Care Cuts Leave Thousands Of Older Blind People Without Vital Support - here.

'Cash-for-diagnosis' scheme sees doctors claim more dementia cases - here.

Older people, disabled people and most vulnerable to lose £68 a week in housing benefit - here.

Inequality and Older Age - here.

This company wants to charge elderly people in Wales £18 an hour to have a friend - here.

Retirement flat rip-off! Elderly people hit by hidden fees amounting to tens of thousands of pounds - here.

Older people in need 'let down by NHS' - here.

Fury as BBC ask over-75s to give up free TV licences - here.

At last we have a shadow pension minister - here.

Too many councils are failing to meet their Care Act duties - here.

Councils still insisting on 15 minute homecare visits - here.

Care homes face crisis as CQC experts threaten mass walkout over pay cuts - here.

GPs vote to axe care home visits: Fears elderly patients will be left with inferior care and higher fees after decision at crisis meeting - here.