Older People

Older rural people face “specific problems”

12 September 2017

An All-Party Parliamentary Group inquiry is making the case for housing and care options in the countryside following new statistics on the need for more specialist homes. (About My Area)


‘Basic human rights’ of elderly patients ignored, says MP

17 August 2017

The “basic human rights” of older people in hospital are not being adhered to, a Yorkshire MP has warned. (Yorkshire Post)


Help needed to get older people into business

25 August 2017

As more and more older people want to get into business, we could be doing more to help. (Wales Online)


Negativity over the ‘burden’ of older people needs to be reversed

4 September 2017

The negativity around an ageing population should be reversed and the potential of over 65s recognised, North Yorkshire’s Director of Public Health said. (Yorkshire Post)


Nine local or rural Surrey bank branches shut since 2015

7 September 2017

At least nine bank branches have closed for good in Surrey since 2015 - with another five set to shut before the end of the year. (Get Surrey)


Healthcare services are top concern for rural residents

6 September 2017

SHRINKING healthcare services are the issue most concerning residents in rural areas, a report reveals today. (Yorkshire Post)


New £2m apartments for the elderly open

14 September 2017

A new £2m affordable housing development for the elderly has officially opened – named in memory of a long-serving RNLI member. (Lincolnshire Live)


Boston people 'least fit' in the country, new survey reveals

12 September 2017

Boston Borough Council says it is working on initiatives to get people active following reports that the town has the least fit people in the country. (Lincolnshire Live)


What future for rural adult education?

21 August 2017

Where next for rural adult education and learning? Jessica Sellick investigates. (RSN Online)

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