Older people

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How Labour’s plan for ‘fair pay’ deals looks to solve UK social care crisis
Underfunded, overstretched sector to become testing ground for battle against low pay but critics say policy is weak and vague

Heather Stewart

29, Nov, 2023 @1:46 PM

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There’s nothing wrong with a bit of hanky-panky | Brief letters
Brief letters: Expressions worth keeping | Pointing out ageism | A happy reunion | James Cleverly’s vocabulary

24, Nov, 2023 @5:52 PM

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Last love: a romance in a care home
The long read: Mary and Derek weren’t the first couple to get together at Easterlea Rest Home. But those other relationships had been more like friendships – and this was something else entirely

Sophie Elmhirst

23, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Levelling up is a gimmick’: life in the northern town with the lowest life expectancy
Stockton-on-Tees in north-east England harbours an unenviable statistic – but its older community haven’t given up yet

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

19, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Life expectancy lower in north of England than the south, study finds
Exclusive: Older people also likely to be in poor health and out of work in the north of England, report says

Mark BrownNorth of England correspondent

19, Nov, 2023 @12:00 PM

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New Zealand’s curling team, with nowhere to go, find a home at a Canadian retirement village
Group of four men in their 20s and 30s struggled to find accommodation in Calgary while training for the 2026 Winter Olympics until an unlikely solution was offered

Eva Corlett in Wellington

17, Nov, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Visiting your grandparents can help them live longer – and help you to live better | Ellie Keel
My grandma has sewn every costume and baked every birthday cake. Now, I can give her my time, says writer and theatre producer Ellie Keel

Ellie Keel

14, Nov, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Why boosting quality of life is the best medicine | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the call from England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, for doctors to prioritise quality of life over quantity of life

13, Nov, 2023 @5:00 PM

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People never visited by loved ones more likely to die earlier, study finds
Those who do not see friends or family are 77% more likely to die of any cause – and even monthly visits can make big difference

Anna Bawden

10, Nov, 2023 @1:00 AM

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Prioritise quality of life over prolonging it for elderly, Chris Whitty tells medics
England’s chief medical officer says more realistic conversations needed about some treatments’ side-effects

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2023 @12:01 AM

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To pay for pensions and care, tax those who are really rich, not older homeowners | Letter
Letter: Rowan Adams responds to Polly Toynbee’s suggestion that ‘the money is right there for the taking, in wealthy pensioners’ assets’

07, Nov, 2023 @5:54 PM

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Reasons to mind the Watford Gap | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bad service station food | Suella Braverman | Banishing bedbugs | No sex, please | Cold comfort

05, Nov, 2023 @4:56 PM

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