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Without supportive adults, teenagers who have long lived in care often struggle in terms of mental health and wellbeing. tommaso altamura / Alamy Stock Photo

New laws in England will leave 16-year-olds living alone

Teenagers transitioning from long-term care to independent adulthood need to be looked after. Their health, wellbeing, education and their safety are at risk
Media coverage of elderly deaths throughout the pandemic revealed the deep-seated ageism that exists in the UK. Alrandir/Shutterstock

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

Even though the media exposed the negligence that led to so many elderly deaths, it continues to portray old people as faceless and voiceless, contributing to the insidious spread of ageism.
Many care workers feel society does not value them or the people they look after. Alexander Raths/Shutterstock

After COVID: why we need a change in care home culture

After the devastating impact of COVID, changing the culture of social care must start with valuing, respecting and rewarding the people who look after our vulnerable old people.
On Parliament Hill and at provincial legislatures across the country, politicians must resist pressure from industry and corporate lobbyists amid the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Governments must resist coronavirus lobbying and focus on long-term transformation

The COVID-19 crisis has raised major questions about the viability of the economic, business and employment models that corporate and industry lobbyists are arguing for a return to.
In a research study, 84 per cent of residents and families who received a pamphlet about end-of-life choices felt encouraged to think about their future care. (Shutterstock)

To die well, we must talk about death before the end of life

The seriously ill and their families often want to protect each other from thoughts of death. Conversation about end-of-life choices are, however, essential to a good death.

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