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Published on 25 October 2014 12:00 AM

A third surrendering their savings for style As Age UK launches The Big Bag Challenge, new survey reveals the lengths...
Source : Age UK

Published on 17 October 2014 01:00 AM

9 in 10 people think more should be done to help older people claim their benefits Almost all would encourage their m...
Source : Age UK

Published on 04 September 2014 12:01 AM

Independent commission proposes reshaping of health and social care The way that health and social care are currently...

Published on 03 September 2014 12:00 AM

Lack of suitable housing costing the NHS millions every year 40,000 [i] needless days spent in hospital awaiting home...
Source : Age UK

Published on 31 August 2014 08:00 AM

The English public has given a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the care system 75 leading charities: one of the largest ev...
Source : Care and Support Alliance (CSA)

Published on 25 August 2014 04:30 PM

Two fifths of over 55s struggle to understand annuities Over half (56%) of those approaching retirement admit they fi...
Source : Age UK Enterprises

Published on 11 June 2014 12:00 AM

Nearly 2 million NHS days lost since 2010 as people remain in hospital waiting for social care New figures from Age U...
Source : Age UK

Published on 21 May 2014 12:00 AM

1 in 4 pensioners struggling financially despite billions going unclaimed   A quarter of over-65s are struggling...
Source : Age UK

Published on 03 May 2014 01:00 AM

Pension Changes Won’t Prevent Looming Mortgage Crisis, Warns Age UK Access to pension pots announced in the Budget wi...
Source : Age UK

Published on 03 May 2014 12:01 AM

Over a million older people in the UK regularly feel lonely As figure increases Age UK calls for vital donations to...
Source : Age UK
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    Caroline Abrahams

    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.

    She then moved on to become Senior Policy Adviser in the Department for Children, Schools and Families and more recently she has been an adviser to the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.

    Her policy interests include poverty, public service reform and safeguarding.

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    James GoodwinProfessor James Goodwin: Head of Research

    James is head of our research department in Age UK.

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    • funding and commissioning a wide portfolio of research (including social and economic research, and research to improve the health and wellbeing of older people);
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    • and all research partnerships, internal and external, including international.

    He has a Visiting Professorship in Ageing at Loughborough University.

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    Jane Vass

    Jane Vass - Head of Public PolicyJane Vass - Head of Public Policy

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

    She was previously an independent consumer consultant and writer specialising in financial services from the consumer viewpoint.

    In this capacity she undertook research such as reports for the National Consumer Council on equity release and on savings and investments for low-income consumers.

    She was a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel from 1999 to 2003, and from 1983 to 1993 she worked for Consumers’ Association.

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