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7 May 2014
Elderly and disabled people in South Yorkshire are still catching trains and refusing to pay. We've now held five 'Freedom Ride' protests
2 April 2014
Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall
25 February 2014
The Don't Cut Us Out group was set up to campaign to defend vulnerable people from council cuts
23 October 2013
Tories' real goal is yet more welfare spending cuts: A report that one million elderly people in the UK feel neglected and lonely is a "scandal".
13 February 2013
Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt would like to have us believe that he's a hero of the elderly. He has announced plans that will supposedly tackle the scandal of people having to sell their houses
9 January 2013
Happy New Year to NHS staff, patients and campaigners everywhere! Sadly, greetings cannot be extended to health minister Norman Lamb
17 October 2012
Care arrangements for elderly relatives are now a major issue for families. Here is my experience, writes Pete McNally, Worcester.
17 October 2012
The privately owned gas companies are going to hike up the price of gas and electricity...again!, writes Alec Price.
18 July 2012
Acute poverty and loneliness face many pensioners in Britain. This programme asked four pensionable age 'celebrities' to stay with four `ordinary` pensioners in their homes
18 July 2012
The Con-Dem government white paper on adult social care funding in England represents a further blow to elderly and disabled people requiring financial support
13 June 2012
Tory communities minister, Eric Pickles, has called for an "end to the blame game", announcing his new tough approach towards problem families: apparently, its time for people to stop blaming others and accept responsibility for any difficulties they face, writes Sue Powell.
9 May 2012
Sheffield City Council is planning to close all of the remaining elderly care homes in the city that are still council owned after years of privatisation of social care, writes Wyllie Hume, Sheffield Socialist Party.
30 November 2011
The Con-Dems don't: Two recent reports highlight the plight of the elderly in England and Wales. Firstly, the Office for National Statistics reported 25,700 deaths due to cold weather in 2010/11
2 June 2011
Southern Cross Healthcare is on the brink of collapse. This company provides residential care to 31,000 people and has 44,000 employees
25 May 2011
31,000 people living in care homes face uncertainty over their future, writes John Sharpe.
18 May 2011
An example of the utter inability of capitalism to answer the basic needs of society, and its young people particularly, was provided to me by my own family recently, an east London Socialist Party member writes.
21 April 2010
MOST RESEARCH suggests that the general population is living longer. Advances in science and healthcare mean that more conditions are treatable and many people with previously life-threatening conditions...
17 February 2010
Kay Cutts, the aptly named Tory leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, said when elected last June that she would run a "business administration", writes Jon Dale.
27 May 2009
SCORES OF angry elderly protesters spoiled the ceremony of exchanging mayors at the town hall of Barnet in north London, writes Ron Cohen.
23 January 2008
Life will be made much harder for many elderly and disabled people with the planned closures of around 2,500 post offices across the country this year... By Jon Dale
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