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Published on 18 August 2015 12:01 AM

Charity consortium urges 'grown up conversation' about old age Ready for Ageing Alliance challenges the 'myth of the...
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Published on 25 July 2015 12:01 AM

Pensioners miss out on £billions despite number in poverty rising New Age UK report shines a spotlight on poverty and...
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Published on 17 July 2015 12:01 AM

Research unveils new generation of future-proofers with one in five people in their sixties adapting homes to grow ol...
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Published on 15 July 2015 12:01 AM

Poor or inconsistent standards of dignity and nutrition for older people shown to be widespread in English hospitals ...
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Published on 07 July 2015 12:30 AM

Over a million older people struggling to cope at home with zero care The number of older people who have difficulty...

Published on 30 June 2015 12:01 AM

1 in 3 office workers feel squeeze on time for health and wellbeing More than a third (35%) of office workers spend...
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Published on 27 June 2015 12:01 AM

60 per cent of people would not seek financial advice when deciding whether to cash in their annuities according to A...
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Published on 19 June 2015 12:01 AM

Public transport system failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society says new report by The International...
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Published on 19 June 2015 12:01 AM

Health and well-being of older men in the UK slipping through the net. #MensHealthWeek The health and wellbeing of...
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Published on 15 June 2015 12:01 AM

  Over a quarter of Brits lie about their weekend to impress colleagues New research reveals the best and worst...
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    Age UK Director of External Affairs Caroline Abrahams.Caroline Abrahams: Charity Director

    Caroline Abrahams is Age UK’s Charity Director, and has worked predominantly on children and family issues throughout her career.

    She was Director of Policy and Strategy at the children’s charity Action for Children and Chair of the End Child Poverty campaign before joining the Local Government Association.

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    Jane Vass is Head of Public Policy at Age UK. She joined Age Concern England as Financial Services Policy Adviser in 2006.

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