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The homes of a number of older people were targeted in burglaries in Belfast on Friday and Saturday.
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Couple allegedly kept elderly people captive and drained €1.8m from bank accounts Spanish police have rescued two elderly people who had allegedly been locked up and drugged by a couple who posed as carers while draining more than €1.8m from the bank accounts of a string of victims. The Guardia...
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The Treasury has been urged to boost the living standards of low-income working families by ending the freeze on benefits and tax credits and increase them in line with inflation at the Spring Statement next week.
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This briefing sets out how ending the freeze would help make the social security system more effective and enable more people to find a route out of poverty.
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Responding to the Government announcement of a Stronger Towns Fund, Campbell Robb, chief executive of the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), said:
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The newly knighted choreographer is shutting his company due to cuts and has snapped his achilles tendon. But he’s full of optimism about the future I’m expecting Richard Alston to be angry, dejected, or at least a little perturbed. The 70-year-old choreographer recently announced he would be...
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The 15th of February 2019 is Fuel Poverty Awareness Day. This is a day recognised in the UK where we raise awareness over the extent of fuel povery and the impact it can have on health, peoples' quality of life and the wider community. It is estimated that 22% of households in Northern Ireland are...
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Charges vary and customers aren’t being offered the best deals when they have to renew I volunteer with a local charity which helps older people get to grips with new technology. I’ve come across a worrying number of people who, in my opinion, are being taken advantage of by BT. Some are reluctant...
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Charges vary and customers aren’t being offered the best deals when they have to renew I volunteer with a local charity which helps older people get to grips with new technology. I’ve come across a worrying number of people who, in my opinion, are being taken advantage of by BT. Some are reluctant...
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Just 6.3% of people referred for NHS psychological help are older than 65, shows study GPs are giving too many older people antidepressants when they are struggling with depression, and should prescribe talking therapies far more often, according to new research. Family doctors too often avoid...
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Just 6.3% of people referred for NHS psychological help are older than 65, shows study GPs are giving too many older people antidepressants when they are struggling with depression, and should prescribe talking therapies far more often, according to new research. Family doctors too often avoid...
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Two passersby entered the river to rescue the elderly couple after their car was swept away.
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Old people are so cut off after local paper closures, an MP says, they call his office for news updates.
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Police are investigating a possible link between two burglaries at the homes of older people in Belfast.
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A scheme prevented millions being handed over to fraudsters but some cons still hit their target.
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Ministers accused of being ‘in denial’ about perilous state of local authority finances More than 50,000 people have died waiting for care while ministers dither over long-awaited plans to overhaul the funding of social care, a charity has claimed. Age UK estimated that 54,000 people – or 77 a day...
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New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Find out more
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Offering statins to all over-75s could prevent 8,000 deaths from heart failure and stroke, researchers say Thousands of deaths and the wrecking of many lives by disability could be averted if doctors routinely offered a daily statin pill to older people, scientists say. They blame misinformation...

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