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When the COVID-19 lockdown was announced many organisations had to switch to flexible working, which brought about its challenges but also allowed the practice to thrive.

Figures show that welfare claims doubled among over 50s in May compared to the same time last year, a greater increase in claims for this group than seen in any previous recession.

Leeds has an ambition to be the best city to grow old in. This is how the Leeds Neighbourhood Network is helping.

Older jobseekers face a series of barriers to finding work, according to our report on improving employment support for over 50s.

Ageism is not just a UK issue, in fact the United Nations has recognised this as an international one with them highlighting the importance of older people in society.

Any relaxation of planning regulations would be a disaster for accessible housing. We must not let the chaos of coronavirus push accessible housing down the priority order.

The Housing Made for Everyone (HoME) coalition has published an open letter to the Housing Minister, asking the government to resist calls from developers to loosen planning rules in the wake of coronavirus.

As people recover from COVID-19, the importance of physical activity and rebuilding muscle strength cannot be overstated.

As lockdown lifts, commentators are calling for older generations to bear the brunt of the cost. But is this fair?