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Widowers and surviving same-sex spouses deserve equal pensions

A pink roseIn this guest blog post, Sally Brett, Senior Policy Officer (Equality and Employment Rights) at the TUC, examines the inequality of survivor pensions.

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More choice for pension savers, but will the products follow?

Scrabble pieces spelling 'ANNUITY'Last week George Osborne confirmed the Government’s intention to implement the surprise tax changes he announced in the Budget in March. At the same time the Government and the Financial Conduct Authority have set out more detail on what guidance will be available to people to help them make their choices at retirement.

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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