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The Department for Communities (DfC) are currently engaged in providing a multi-strand approach the benefit uptake programme. This includes: Ringing the Make the Call helpline on 0800 232 1271 . This will provide clients with free confidential needs assessment, and will give advice on other...
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Pension Credit in the UK changed on 15th May 2019. Since then, mixed-aged couples have not been able to make a claim for Pension Credit and must claim Universal Credit instead. However, this change won’t impact those couples who have both reached state pension age. A couple is considered mixed-age...
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Judge says there is evidence the man has mental capacity to decide to starve himself An elderly man who stopped eating after being accused of historical child sexual abuse could be allowed to starve himself to death, a judge has said. The man, in his late 80s, is at the centre of litigation in the...
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Plan aims to relieve strain on hospitals by offering a visit within two hours Older people and the very sick will be visited within two hours by a “rapid response team” of health and care staff under new NHS plans to relieve the strain on overcrowded hospitals. The teams will include nurses,...
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Plan aims to relieve strain on hospitals by offering a visit within two hours Older people and the very sick will be visited within two hours by a “rapid response team” of health and care staff under new NHS plans to relieve the strain on overcrowded hospitals. The teams will include nurses,...
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JRF iscollaborating with Comic Relief on a touringphotographyexhibition to hold the spotlight on people trapped in poverty.
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Poverty campaigner Mo Roberts passed away recently after a lifetime of inspiring and supporting others. Claire Ainsley pays tribute to Mo and her legacy.
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Annual salary:29,374 per annum Hours of work:Full time, 35 hours per week Location: The Homestead, York Term: Permanent
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Just 59% of ‘extremely frail’ older people received annual drugs review by GP last year Almost 75,000 severely frail, older people in England are missing out on vital medicine checks, putting them at risk of hospitalisation, falls and adverse drug reactions, according to an analysis of NHS data. At...
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Just 59% of ‘extremely frail’ older people received annual drugs review by GP last year Almost 75,000 severely frail, older people in England are missing out on vital medicine checks, putting them at risk of hospitalisation, falls and adverse drug reactions, according to an analysis of NHS data. At...
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The recent welcome, but limited, measures will not move the dial enough to ensure people have a decent, secure home, or ensure that work pays,says Iain Porter.
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Responding to the Local Housing Allowance increase,Helen Barnard, Deputy Director of Policy and Partnerships, said:
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Annual salary: 23,805 Hours of work: Full-time, 35 hours per week Location: The Homestead, York Term: Permanent
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A group of people with lived experience of poverty have enjoyed successintheircampaign for their voices and experiences to be included in policy discussions, debates and solutions. Group member Tracey Herrington tells their story.
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Annual salary:53,289 per annum (58,289 if based in London) Hours of work:Full time, 35 hours per week (willing to be flexible) Location: York or London Term: Permanent
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Four women interviewed under caution after regulator condemns Garside House as ‘inadequate’ Police have interviewed four women under caution in a criminal investigation into the treatment of about 30 elderly people at a London care home, the management of which was outsourced to a private company...
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Responding to the New Year#39;sannouncement of an increase in the National Living Wage, starting in April, Claire Ainsley, executive director at the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation, said:
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The 85-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision on the Isle of Lewis.
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NHS Digital finds more than 1 million people aged 60 and over are malnourished or at risk The number of older people diagnosed with malnutrition has more than trebled to almost 500,000 in the past decade, according to research. More than 1 million people aged 60 and over – one in 10 – are either...
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NHS Digital finds more than 1 million people aged 60 and over are malnourished or at risk The number of older people diagnosed with malnutrition has more than trebled to almost 500,000 in the past decade, according to research. More than 1 million people aged 60 and over – one in 10 – are either...

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