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  • Overseas pensioner have been handed a raw deal



    THOUSANDS of Scottish pensioners who have retired overseas are facing a poverty trap because of discriminatory rules that punish them for living in certain countries.05 July 2015
  • Police launch campaign to halt rise in identity crime

    Local police forces have launched a campaign to raise awareness of identity crimes in the UK. The 'Not with my name' campaign, produced in partnership with the City of London Police (the National...01 July 2015
  • No time for health and wellbeing, say office workers

    Office workers are too busy to take time out for health and wellbeing activities that could benefit them now and in later life, finds new research by Age UK and Bupa. The survey found that 35% of...30 June 2015
  • 60% would not seek advice on annuities

    New figures from Age UK reveal that the majority of people with an existing annuity would not take financial advice to help them decide whether to cash it in for a lump sum.29 June 2015
  • Age Scotland Projects revive sense of purpose

    Through our information, friendship and advice helpline, Silver Line Scotland, we regularly hear stories from people whose lives are affected by loneliness and isolation. Studies have confirmed tha...24 June 2015
  • Scots want to support those with Dementia

    Research into dementia produced by the Life Changes Trust, in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, has shown that nine out of ten Scots would be willing to help a neighbour with mild...19 June 2015
  • Health of older men 'slipping through net'

    The health and wellbeing of older men in the UK is at risk of slipping through the net according to the charity Age UK.19 June 2015
  • Public transport fails the oldest and most vulnerable

    The UK's public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society, says a new report by The International Longevity Centre – UK and Age UK. The report, The Future of Transport i...19 June 2015
  • 2.4m bed days lost in 5 years from social care delays

    New figures from Age UK show an escalating social care crisis in England with 2.43 million bed days lost to the NHS between June 2010 and March 2015 as people wait too long for vital social care. N...17 June 2015
  • Brits lie about weekend to colleagues

    New research from Age UK reveals that over a quarter of Brits (26%) lie about their weekend escapades in order to impress co-workers.  15 June 2015
  • Alex Neil MSP visits MacMerry Men's Sheds

    Alex Neil MSP, cabinet secretary for social justice, communities and pensioners’ rights, stopped off at Macmerry Men’s Shed last week. The group celebrated its second birthday last Thursday, as Mr...11 June 2015
  • New bid to fight age discrimination in jobs market

    Age UK is partnering with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to launch a best practice protocol that aims to fight age discrimination in recruitment and give older people a better...06 June 2015
  • Brits lack time to speak to co-workers

    A new Age UK survey reveals that 65% of Brits have gone a whole day without speaking to anyone in the workplace.15 May 2015
  • New care film - His name is Charles

    His name is Charles - Age UK today launches a new film to promote human rights for older people abused in care. Today Age UK launches a new film to get people talking about human rights for older...22 April 2015
  • Over half of people aged 65+ targeted by fraudsters

    Over half of people aged 65 + have been targeted by fraudsters, as alarming new figures by Age UK show the extent of scamming.09 April 2015

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