November 26, 2014
The Silver Line Helpline For Older People is reporting that it took nearly 300,000 calls in it's first year, and most were about feeling lonely or isolated.
November 21, 2014
Please be aware of a new type of fraud which has been identified, in which criminals are stealing money from people, and / or tricking them to allow access to their bank accounts.
October 21, 2014
Food and Friends is a project run by Age UK Kensington & Chelsea designed to improve dietary intake, and reduce risk of malnutrition amongst older people in the community. It also aims to improve people's attitude/feelings towards food.
October 20, 2014
London Underground (LU) have confirmed plans for a £75m fund to speed up the rate at which the network is made accessible for disabled Londoners and visitors to the capital.
October 18, 2014
Citizens Advice is to provide free guidance following the government's announcement of new pension rules.
Face-to-face advice will be offered to pensioners at bureaux across the UK.
October 14, 2014
Redbridge Trading Standards are investigating a case at the moment where a gang of rogue traders appears to have taken over the title to a residents house.
The Land Registry have informed Trading Standards that they can put a 'marker' on the property that will alert them to any suspicious activity.
Find out more.
October 02, 2014
As of 1st October there has been a change to the law covering the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will.
August 01, 2014
A new report from Age UK argues that the only long term solution to ending the fuel poverty crisis is to make people's homes as energy efficient as possible so that households can keep adequately warm at an affordable cost.
Alzheimer's Society today (Monday 28 July 2014) announces that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia friendly.
June 23, 2014
This BBC article looks at the growing problem of dementia for an aging population across the globe, and at how technology might support people with dementia to live independently and safely within their own homes.