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A new set of Age UK London downloadable E-bulletins are available here.  They include updates on older people’s housing, relevant health and social care changes, older people’s social contribution and ageing and equalities issues.

Recent research by Age UK shows that 960,000 older people have had to spend less on food over the last 2 years. Inquiries to 150 local Age UKs about food banks grew by 360% in a year. You can read more at http://www.ageuk.org.uk/latest-news/almost-a-million-older-people-cutting-back-on-food/

Age UK has published Agenda for later life 2014: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/professional-resources-home/policy/agenda-for-later-life/ 

This is the latest edition of Age UK’s comprehensive annual report on policies, practices and trends in ageing. It covers among other issues:

  • money matters
  • health and care
  • housing
  • having the opportunity to participate and be recognised as a valued member of society

Each chapter includes key global aspects of ageing as well as the national viewpoint

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

Two articles have recently been published  in Health and Social Care in the community,  resulting from research by the University of York’s Social Policy Research Unit. Full references and links:

 

Gridley, K., Brooks, J. and Glendinning, C. (forthcoming) Good practice in social care: the views of people with severe and complex needs and those who support them, Health and Social Care in the Community, (Available online from 3 April 2014). http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hsc.12105/abstract

 

Gridley, K., Brooks, J. and Glendinning, C. (2014) Good practice in social care for disabled adults and older people with severe and complex needs: evidence from a scoping review, Health and Social Care in the Community, 22, 3, 234-248.   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hsc.12063/abstract

 

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.

Age UK London’s Fit 4 Purpose project has published a toolkit intended to help small organisations boost their capacity for research and impact assessment.

You can view the Research Toolkit on the Age UK London website now.

For further information, you can also contact Ben Donovan, bdonovan@ageuklondon.org.uk

Age UK London’s Fit 4 Purpose project produces a series of E-bulletins on issues including equalities, housing, 50+ skills and contributions. The latest series are on the Age UK London website now.

 

 

The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.

You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.