When is the Right Time to Die? Why am I asking this question? Well, Katie Morley – Consumer Affairs Editor of The Telegraph – is suggesting that close to 30,000 families will be paying inheritance tax in the two years from April 2015. I argue that they should be compensated as the government has taken …
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You may be aware that we have been highlighting the issue of ID for many years. One of the biggest barriers to banking for many older people is the problem of ID and the fact that many banks and building societies will only accept a driving licence with a photo or a passport.  This is …
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I am sorry that I am once again repeating the warnings about scams, and you will say that we know all this, but there has been an alert that scams are yet again on the increase and people need to be very aware. There is of course the old scam of telling people they are …
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A protest was held at 10.30am on Tuesday 28 June to mark the launch of legal action against Transport for London (TfL) proposals for a ‘floating’ bus stop outside St Thomas’ Hospital. A petition calling for TfL to rethink its proposals has been signed by more than 1,000 people. Patients, visitors and staff getting off …
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A protest was held at 10.30am on Tuesday 28 June to mark the launch of legal action against Transport for London (TfL) proposals for a ‘floating’ bus stop outside St Thomas’ Hospital. A petition calling for TfL to rethink its proposals has been signed by more than 1,000 people. Patients, visitors and staff getting off …
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The government proposals In December 2015, the Department of Health (DH) announced its intention to reduce the level of funding for community pharmacies in England, starting with a cut of £170m (six per cent) from October 2016. At the same time, it wants to encourage ‘efficiencies’ such as the online supply of medicines.  The DH …
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Do you walk for pleasure or only to get from A to B? Where do you go to walk – is it in the parks – walking on grass, sand or impacted soil and even with the possibility of breathing fresh air or do you walk on the hard pavements breathing in the polluted environment? …
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Mr Khan has a huge public health crisis on his hands. We are delighted that he has already announced that he will be consulting on new plans to tackle London’s air quality. For older people, particularly those with existing lung and heart conditions, these plans cannot come soon enough. Tiny particles of dust in the …
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I am of course referring to the issues surrounding the fate of your local community pharmacies as this will impact on all sections of the community whatever the age. Jeremy Hunt – not content in haranguing junior doctors to provide unsafe services – is now proposing large cuts to local independent pharmacy services; part of …
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This research project was commissioned by the City of London to examine the factors that contributed to the social isolation and loneliness of older residents living in the City of London and to provide possible initiatives to reduce social isolation and loneliness. The research project was part of the City of London and Goldsmiths Knowledge …
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