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The benefit system in Northern Ireland is changing. Universal Credit is a new digital benefit for working age people that has been phased into Northern Ireland since September 2017. It replaces 6 different benefits however its roll out for existing benefit claimants that are currently receiving one...
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Safety campaigners say annual checkups should be compulsory for older people Safety campaigners have renewed calls for eyesight and medical tests for elderly drivers after the Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash – although motoring organisations said young male drivers pose more risk than older ones...
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Vulnerable people could be denied help to live dignified life, says Human Rights Watch Vulnerable older people in England are at risk of being denied their human rights because of failures in the way the government allocates care resources since budget cuts, Human Rights Watch has said. After a 13-...
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Vulnerable people could be denied help to live dignified life, says Human Rights Watch Vulnerable older people in England are at risk of being denied their human rights because of failures in the way the government allocates care resources since budget cuts, Human Rights Watch has said. After a 13-...
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Twinning nurseries with care homes boosts children’s reading and social skills, says report calling for intergenerational care Twinning nurseries with care homes for the elderly would boost children’s literacy skills, according to a thinktank that is calling for every childcare provider and school...
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Older people and people with a medical condition or disability should consider joining the NI Water and Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks care registers. The registers help to identify people who need extra help or support if there is an interruption to supply. Find out more on NI Direct
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Old age is often seen as something of a get-out-of-gym-free card, but health experts are warning that, in reality, the opposite is true. Find out more on Men's Health
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Older people are living in fear of becoming victims despite slight fall in crime against over-65s, but one man remains defiant. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Number of over-45s in England admitted with drug-related mental problems rose 85% over decade Growing numbers of middle-aged and older people are ending up in hospital suffering serious mental health problems after taking drugs, new NHS statistics reveal. The number of people in England aged 45 and...
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Number of over-45s in England admitted with drug-related mental problems rose 85% over decade Growing numbers of middle-aged and older people are ending up in hospital suffering serious mental health problems after taking drugs, new NHS statistics reveal. The number of people in England aged 45 and...
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Screenwriter hopes new BBC production, called Care, will spark debate on growing social problem The screenwriter Jimmy McGovern has called for a national conversation on attitudes towards care of the elderly and infirm, saying politicians needed to stop “dodging” the issue and that more television...
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Rahim Mohammadi strangled 80-year-old Lea Adri-Soejoko with lawnmower flex An allotment holder who strangled an elderly widow with a lawnmower flex has been jailed for at least 19 years. Rahim Mohammadi killed 80-year-old Lea Adri-Soejoko because he feared he would be thrown off his plot at...
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Two community groups for parents with babies and elderly people join forces to tackle loneliness.
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Health chiefs are reviewing urgent and emergency care across Northern Ireland's hospitals in a bid to meet the needs of a rising elderly population. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Strabane man Patsy Gillespie was the victim of a robbery in his home last October that left him shaken and disbelieving that such vile thuggery existed. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Two killings in Paris, one year apart, have inflamed the bitter French debate over antisemitism, race and religion. By James McAuley The body landed in the courtyard, not far from the building’s bins. Shortly before 5am on 4 April 2017, a 65-year-old woman was hurled from the third-floor balcony of...
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New service allows customers to pay for postal workers to check on their elderly relatives Nicolas Dezeure drove his yellow post van up the winding single-track road, past fields and olive groves, to an isolated stone house at the top of a hill. Outside the front door, an elderly woman raking...
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The BBC is today launching a consultation on licence fees for older people. Find out more on the BBC
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A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested. Find out more on ITV
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As we grow older, niggling aches and pains can be seen as a sign it's time to slow down and take things easy. But slowing down too much can do more harm than good. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph

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