Tag Archives: elderly

A politically incorrect final solution for Britain’s growing elderly population

The BBC has reminded us this week that today’s 20-year-olds are three times more likely to live to 100 than their grandparents and twice as likely as their parents. And a baby born in 2011 is almost eight times more likely to reach its 100th […]

Dilnot lays some tentative foundations

Monday saw the publication of the Dilnot Report – the latest in a long line of reports and studies commissioned by government into how we, as a society, are going to care for our growing, and increasingly long lived elderly population. This is more than […]


Human rights of the elderly once again being neglected

Today saw the publication of yet another in a series of damning reports on the failures of our care system. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has reported interim findings in a major survey of how care is being delivered to vulnerable people, and has […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June) – A reminder to treasure, honour and protect the older members of our community

You are unlikely to read about it in the British press, but today, 15 June, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. While most people today are aware of child abuse, it was not always so. Indeed, the concept was only developed in the 1960s. But […]

The collapse of Southern Cross – is capitalism crushing care and compassion?

As the country’s biggest independent provider of care homes for the elderly sinks deeper into a financial collapse, the 31,000 residents of its homes, their families and carers face a hugely uncertain future.  Southern Cross plans to sell off or hand back to landlord control […]