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Major milestone: The UK Network of Age-friendly Communities is now 50 +

With the official confirmation of six new members across the UK, it brings the total number of Age-friendly Communities to 52.

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Homes that kill: 2 million homes in England pose a serious threat to health or safety

A lack of action on poor-quality housing is leading to avoidable deaths, with 1 in 10 homes posing a serious risk to their residents’ health or safety.

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We have a crisis of poor-quality housing. Now is the time for change

The state of England's homes is shocking, with millions living in homes that put their health and safety at risk. Why then have we become collectively complacent about this huge issue?

  • Housing
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Considering solutions to improve our homes

The Good Home Dialogue brought together people with experience of poor-quality homes. But dialogue, when it works well, isn’t just about hearing people’s problems, it entrusts them with the tools to critically assess potential solutions.

  • Housing
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Fears for over 50s’ prospects after furlough ends, with 355,000 currently unemployed

New figures have shown that over 50s have been hit hard by pandemic, with 31,000 over 50s made redundant between May and July.

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Our response to the government's announcement on the pensions triple lock

It’s vital that the suspension of the triple lock is a genuinely temporary measure in response to the events of the pandemic, and that the earnings link be reinstated after a year.

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Staying indoors: the long-term impact of lockdown on older adults’ health and wellbeing

During the pandemic, many older adults were told to stay at home. But what does being confined indoors do to someone’s physical and mental health?

  • Health