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Posts Tagged: Older people
We must find our identity in modern Britain; break away from obstructive stereotypes; source authentic leaders who connect with voters; become the party of opportunity; and never style ourselves as an alternative to “chaos”.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Michelle Lowe: There is a quiet revolution of “social prescribing” taking place – with Conservative councils taking the lead
There are non-medical solutions to such conditions as loneliness, mental illness, dementia, and asthma.
The idea that those now entering old age somehow had it easy is completely wrong. And so is the myth that they are intolerant and narrow-minded.
Economically, it could be transformational, as it has been in Norway, which established its fund back in the early 1990s. It is now worth over a trillion dollars.
Ideas for the Budget 5) James Kirkup: Ditch the surplus target. Build new towns. Raise inheritance taxes and boost universal credit.
The Social Market Foundation isn’t tied to any party. We’re centrists – our advice and ideas on offer to anyone who wants to put common sense ahead of ideology.
Richard Graham: Supported housing is crucial for hundreds of thousands of people – let’s back it properly
A new Supported Housing Allowance would reduce the risk to housing providers and their tenants, at no additional cost to the Exchequer.
My TV omnipresence. After The News. Two wheezes from the Chancellor. Will he be fired in a reshuffle? Oh, and p.s: it could take place on Monday.
There’s a place for having a go at Corbyn – how could we not when so much of what he says is so indefensible? – but it has to be combined with our plan for a better life.
The Government could make it much easier for older people to downsize by providing a Stamp Duty exemption.
Vulnerable customers need to be safeguarded. Regular sessions using price comparison sites in local libraries would help.
After last June’s manifesto debacle, the temptation is to abandon all hope of reform altogether. But doing nothing is not an option.
A dignified old age should be a key legacy of the current Conservative government – here’s how we could make it a reality for everyone.
Well in excess of a million older people and disabled people are being denied the basic care they need to get on with their lives.