Sheelagh Donovan works in the Information and Advice Department at Age UK, writing health information for our publications and website. Sheelagh talks about a new guide on caring that she recently worked on.
Caring can be a central part of many older people’s lives. For many who have partners and spouses, it can be an expected and valued part of ageing together, so much so that they may fail to see themselves as carers.
For others, it is a no less valuable part of a friendship. As many of us live longer, it is not unusual for people in their 50s and 60s to be caring for older parents while also supporting grandchildren or a disabled adult child. Continue reading
Posted in Health, Health and Wellbeing, Home and Care, Information and Advice, NHS
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Dianne Jeffrey CBE DL, Chairman of Age UK
This blog was contributed by Dianne Jeffrey, Chairman of Age UK.
Dignity Action Day was a great opportunity to raise awareness of people’s rights to dignity in care.
Dignity in care is an important and widely discussed concept, but it is often hard to pin down its exact meaning.
To me, dignity is about treating people in care with respect and courtesy – treating them the way they want to be treated. Continue reading
Posted in Commission on Improving Dignity in Care, General, Health and Wellbeing, Home and Care
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On the fourth day of Cold Homes Week, we hear from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service‘s Station Manager in Central Prevent and Protect, Dez Stoddart, about the work that the Fire and Rescue Service is doing with Age South Staffordshire to tackle the problem of excess winter deaths in the county. Continue reading
Posted in Campaign for warm homes, Campaigning, Energy, General, Health and Wellbeing, Home and Care, Housing, Spread the Warmth campaign
Tagged #energybills, #spreadthewarmth, Cold Homes Week, energy efficiency, fuel poverty, Health & wellbeing, spread the warmth, winter