The long-promised fuel poverty strategy for England

A woman living in fuel povertyAt last, the Government has produced the fuel poverty strategy paper it promised in December. It falls rather short of what we hoped for.

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Living with frailty – Independence and control

In the third in a series of blogs on the experience of living with frailty, we discuss research findings on how people manage everyday tasks and their desire to retain independence and control.

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Tackling witchcraft accusations in Tanzania

Tanzanian womanThis blog post is from Natalie Idehen, Communications Manager at Age UK. Natalie is undertaking a three-month secondment with HelpAge Tanzania.

In Tanzania between 2005 and 2011, approximately 500 older people were murdered due to suspicions that they were witches. Worryingly, these numbers are increasing.

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How good design can help people with sight loss and dementia

Lighting in drawer

Lighting in drawers can help older people to navigate their homes

This is a guest blog from Sue Cooper, media advisor at Thomas Pocklington Trust. Sue shares with us new insights into how to improve the independence of people with dementia and sight loss.

New advice was published last month on ways to make our homes – whether private homes or care homes – easier and safer to live in for older people. Continue reading