Category Archives: Older care

Launch of The Big Tea in aid of Independent Age

Big Tea week 1 – 7 October 2013


The Big TeaIf you want to make a difference to the lives of older vulnerable people, sign up now to get involved with this year’s Big Tea. You can hold a tea at home, at your work place or at school. Let’s make this year’s Big Tea bigger and better than ever! You’ll find everything you need in your Big Tea Pack. Check out last year’s photo gallery to get you inspired.

Advisers to visit hospital patients

Advisers to visit hospital patients

9th September 2013

Older hospital patients in Norwich will be visited by advisers to help alleviate worries which may arise during their stay.

It is hoped that by removing any stress created by their spell in hospital, the patient can concentrate on getting better.

The Hospital And Home project sees Age UK Norfolk and Age UK Norwich working with Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Advisers will visit Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital hospital three times a week, offering support at the bedside.

Dr Peter Forster, chairman of Age UK Norfolk, said: “We hope that the combination of acute hospital expertise with charitable sector knowledge of working in the community will prove a powerful force in improving the experience of older people in acute hospitals and facilitating their prompt return to their communities and homes.

Hundreds of thousands of elderly people were abused last year

Elderly people are being routinely ill-treated by carers or relatives, says Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow


Elderly people across the country are being routinely ill-treated according to Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow.

As many as 370,000 older people have been abused in their own homes by a carer, relative or friend in the last year, according to figures, exposing what has been described as a “hidden national scandal”.

The number aged over 65 who are physically, psychologically or financially persecuted at home every year is likely to reach almost half a million by the end of the decade.

Elderly men and women across the country, from all walks of life, are routinely ill-treated, yet former health minister Paul Burstow warns that their plight is often ignored or dismissed.