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Latest older people headlines impacting rural areas

Latest headlines:

Mp praises local organisations at inaugural older people’s fair

19 June 2018

Following the first Older People’s Information Fair in the constituency, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has thanked exhibitors and visitors for attending the event. (Skegness Siren)

Government action plan to safeguard vulnerable road users

15 June 2018

A two-year plan will protect motorcyclists, young drivers, rural road users and the elderly, says the Department for Transport. (UK Motor)

It’s not old people who can’t afford heating

19 June 2019

Younger Scots are more likely to struggle to heat their homes in winter than those over 65. (Third Force News)

Funding cuts hitting Cumbria's rural communities

19 June 2018

Workington MP Sue Hayman has used a debate in the House of Commons to claim that public sector funding cuts are hitting Cumbria's rural communities. (Times & Star)

Dementia guidance launched to help rural people

27 May 2018

The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a guide to help farmers and rural residents support relatives, friends and neighbours with dementia. (Farmers Weekly)

Bank closures ‘will harm older people’

29 May 2018

The closure of bank branches will exacerbate the problems of loneliness and social isolation among the elderly, say campaigners. (The Times)

Day centre celebrates 20th anniversary

18 June 2018

A village day centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a reunion. (Bedford Today)

The areas where general practice is on the brink of collapse

31 May 2018

General practice in some parts of the UK is on the brink of collapse, according to Pulse’s new 'Postcards from the edge' series. (Pulse Today)

Questions asked on why vital post office has closed

4 June 2018

A Norfolk MP is calling on the Post Office to explain why a branch has had to temporarily close. (Watton & Swaffham Times)

Huge drop in passengers taking bus journeys in Kent

19 June 2018

Passengers are making millions fewer journeys on Kent's buses, figures from the Department for Transport show. (Kent Online)

Hospital given £1.65m to help emergency services

11 June 2018

A hospital that was at risk of losing its 24-hour emergency department (ED) is to get an initial £1.65m investment to help fund emergency care. (BBC Online)

Rural parking charges: Could payments exclude elderly?

11 June 2018

The ongoing saga surrounding the introduction of car parking charges at five of Surrey's most beautiful rural spots has finally come to a bittersweet end. (Get Surrey)


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