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People in rich countries are getting older. But is a longer life always a better life? The Older We Get is a series on the BBC website looking at the challenges of old age and how they can be met by an ageing population
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The Scottish Government, local authorities and schools must act fast to give Scotland’s poorer children better life chances, say Sue Ellis and Edward Sosu. Today JRF publishes our review of the evidence on the links between education and poverty in Scotland . We knew that kids get unfair chances...
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Did you know there are around 44,000 people aged 60+ using Facebook in Northern Ireland?
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Almost 8,700 issues were identified for improvement in nursing homes by the Health Information and Quality Authority last year, according to its annual overview published this morning. The 8,697 issues were identified in the 697 individual inspection reports published by the authority last year...
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Supporting Communities NI launches their 56th Edition of E-Biz
Supporting Communities NI launches their 56th Edition of E-Biz
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New research funded by CARDI finds that regular exercise reduces depression in older people, whether patients report pain or not. The all-Ireland study led by Dr Frank Doyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, examined the links between physical activity, pain and depressive symptoms across...
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Social entrepreneurs are developing apps and services that make care more personalised and efficient It's not been a great couple of weeks if you're someone who cares for an older relative or receive care yourself. The news headlines have been full of stories about the care crisis that older people...
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The care home abuse uncovered by Panorama was upsetting, and while the CQC is not the whole solution, we are a vital part The BBC Panorama programme Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed was awful. I watched, like so many others, as secret filming revealed neglect, verbal abuse and physical...
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On the Scrapheap. A Hierarchy of Equality? This morning’s news that Pat Kelso, an 81 year old woman in Fermanagh was discriminated against as a result of her age, while shocking and upsetting, is far from surprising.
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321 calls for a nurse and 2 ½ hours later – no one is listening! As the expected the outrage continues on various media outlets on the insidious, psychological abuse that was shown last night on the Panorama programme towards older people in care settings.
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The number of people over 65 years old accessing the internet has jumped by more than a quarter in the past 12 months, fuelled by a surge in older people using tablet computers. A report by media regulator Ofcom called Adults' Media Use and Attitudes found that the proportion of 65- to 74-year-...
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Nearly two-thirds of the residents of nursing homes in the Republic of Ireland are female – highlighting their longer life-expectancy compared to men, according to a Department of Health report. Read more here...
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The art of negotiation permeates all aspects of the business world and can often appear as a daunting prospect to many individuals. Participants will learn how to prepare to negotiate in a confident, successful manner that ensures that the business relationship is protected. Event on 30 June 2014...
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Danske Bank, our Charity Partner 2014, is the first of the four main local Northern Ireland banks to offer customers a new ‘pay by mobile number’ service.
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Employers have an important part to play in reducing the UK’s huge problem with in-work poverty, says Katie Schmuecker – and zero-hours contracts are only part of that problem. There are 1.4m jobs being done by people on zero-hours contacts, according to new figures published today by the ONS. This...
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The Technology Strategy Board in the UK is set to invest £7 million in the area of stratification and neurodegenerative disorders through two research and development competitions. In preparation for the opening of these funding calls 28 May 2014, it is holding a series of events. Click here...
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The number of organ donors registered in Northern Ireland has reached an all time high at just over 582,000 people.
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Growing inequality will only be tackled if we change the way wealth is generated, regulated and redistributed, says Tim Harford, a Financial Times columnist and author of The Undercover Economist Strikes Back . Inequality is an issue that it is becoming hard to ignore. This is especially true in...
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April 29 is EU Day of Solidarity between Generations, a date that inspires us to think about the relationships we have with younger and older people in our lives.
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Intergenerational solidarity is celebrated on 29 April each year. Eurofound contributes to the awareness-raising campaign on how to rethink the concept of solidarity between generations, how to help disadvantaged families with children dealing with the crisis, and how to support youth employment...

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