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Published on 25 November 2015 04:00 PM

Age UK response to Spending Review: "The most worrying element however is that the extra money promised for social ca...

Published on 25 November 2015 11:30 AM

Numbers of older people dying over winter highest this century with cold, poorly insulated homes the root cause New...

Published on 25 November 2015 09:00 AM

Age UK makes its final appeal to Government in run-up to Spending Review with petition to save the ailing social care...

Published on 23 November 2015 04:30 PM

No end to cold related deaths unless government takes action on cold homes New report by Age UK warns urgent action...
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Published on 20 November 2015 12:01 AM

Dame Helen Mirren joins Age UK and John Lewis to call for action on loneliness this Christmas Age UK today launches t...
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Published on 18 November 2015 12:01 AM

Smoking accelerates brain ageing But giving up could help repair and recover damage to the brain, recent research...

Published on 13 November 2015 12:01 AM

More than 46,000 older people stripped of their meals on wheels sefrvice More than 46,000 older people have been...

Published on 02 November 2015 12:01 AM

60% of older people don’t expect festive happiness to be part of their Christmas this year Age UK launches No one...
Source : Age UK

Published on 21 October 2015 12:01 AM

'A destructive vicious circle': Damning Age UK report highlights crisis in health and social care for older people A...

Published on 19 October 2015 12:01 AM

Misery for many tens of thousands of pensioners as dream park homes turn into a winter nightmare Tens of thousands of...
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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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