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Feelings of loneliness worse in older women than men following bereavement, survey reveals

Almost twice as many women aged 65 and over say that feelings of loneliness were the thing they found most difficult following bereavement, compared to men of the same age (30% versus 17% respectively). Meanwhile, one in five (20%) people aged 65 and over who have been bereaved for three or more years still have feelings of loneliness. That"s according to a new survey by older people"s charity, Independent Age, to launch their new, free advice guide called Coping with bereavement: Living with grief and loss.

Social care reform is coming, Javid pledges as finance settlement confirmed

Local government secretary Sajid Javid said the government is preparing further reforms to the social care system as he confirmed a £240m transfer from the New Homes Bonus to boost adult social care funding in the local government settlement.

Borrowed time' to save social care system from collapse

A new report from Age UK has concluded that we are living on borrowed time to save the social care system for older people.

W&P Launches New Improved Website!

The new W&P website is now live !

Call for proof of 'chemical cosh' cuts in care homes

Evidence of progress on reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in care homes has been demanded by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales.

Inquiry launched after five month care home wait for elderly woman

An elderly woman with dementia spent five months waiting for a place at a nursing home despite being ready for hospital discharge.An inquiry has been launched after Iris Sibley, 89, lived in room at Bristol Royal Infirmary between August and December last year because no suitable care home place was found.