It seems loneliness among older people is expected – by everyone except the elderly themselves.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Signage outside the Winterbourne View residential hospital in Bristol.
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People with learning disabilities need to have a say in the government policy that rules their lives.
On the march, May 2017.
Labour's pro-NHS, anti-cuts message appealed to both Leavers and Remainers.
After the Conservatives' U-turn on social care, how do the parties compare?
Oh, the regret.
One policy above all others will haunt the Tory election campaign to the bitter end.
Social care needs taking care of.
Theresa May's U-turn on social care funding shows how hard it is to fix. But there is a logical solution.
The Conservatives will have less wiggle-room this time around.
An extra £2 billion for social care is a drop in the ocean.
It's not all about health and wealth.
Companies that care about the bottom line will have their attention divided between profit and patients.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
Life after caring can pose many challenges.
Caring takes time and resources so when it ends, many find themselves left behind.
Choice or not to live at home you may still need some sort of support.
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It's no longer about taking dementia seriously, but doing something serious about it.
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Making the NHS a seven-day service would intensify the pressure on the groaning social care system.
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Care for older people can be more than old peoples homes or hospitals.
A Greek tragedy.
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Being poor doesn't make you a bad parent but families need protective factors to counter the negative ones.
Camila Batmanghelidjh and Kids Company: a victim of its own remarkable success.
In a week of Greek tragedies it has also been hard to distinguish the gods from the monsters in civil society. Three recent important stories about charities question the accountability and management…
Slow progress for people with learning disabilities.
A new report into progress made since the Winterbourne View abuse scandal says despite call for radical change, not much has been happening.
The icons of state funding could submerge the rest.
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Keeping taxes lower and protecting the government services most dear to our hearts has huge implications for everyone.