Help us put an end to painful journeys, says Age UK

79-year-old Peter has a disease which makes him pass out in cold weather and affects his mobility. He finds walking both painful and tiring and, because of his condition, his balance is poor and he is prone to falls. Read more...


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    Meals on wheels under further threat

    For some elderly people, especially those living in rural and more remote areas, the daily delivery of a hot lunch by the meals on wheels service is the only human contact they may have all day.

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    Charity calls for bereavement support

    A leading charity is calling for the establishment of an identifiable support source for older people coping with the death of a partner or close family member.

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    Mortgages for older borrowers

    More and more lenders are jumping on the bandwagon and offering older borrowers the chance to remortgage or even take out a new loan.

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    The invisible renters

    Older people in private rented accommodation are "invisible" in policy decisions on housing and age-related issues, despite being more likely to experience problems such as cold, damp and financial difficulties.