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7 May 2014

Freedom riders on a storm

Elderly and disabled people in South Yorkshire are still catching trains and refusing to pay. We've now held five 'Freedom Ride' protests

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2 April 2014

Fare-refusal protest demands restored rail passes

Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall

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Don't Cut Us Out campaigners, Chichester, 14.2.14

25 February 2014

Callous Tories slash care services

The Don't Cut Us Out group was set up to campaign to defend vulnerable people from council cuts

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23 October 2013

Hypocritical Hunt blames families for care scandal

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".

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13 February 2013

"Fully funded" social care plan - still needed

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

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9 January 2013

Who's neglecting society, Mr Lamb?

Happy New Year to NHS staff, patients and campaigners everywhere! Sadly, greetings cannot be extended to health minister Norman Lamb

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17 October 2012

Invest in caring - we're worth it!

Care arrangements for elderly relatives are now a major issue for families. Here is my experience, writes Pete McNally, Worcester.

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Stop the gas price hike - graph shows that household gas prices do not mirror wholesale gas prices as claimed, photo by Sources: Office for National Statistics/Bloomberyg

Stop the gas price hike - graph shows that household gas prices do not mirror wholesale gas prices as claimed, photo by Sources: Office for National Statistics/Bloomberyg

17 October 2012

Stop the gas price hike - Nationalise the utilities!

The privately owned gas companies are going to hike up the price of gas and electricity...again!, writes Alec Price.

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BBC Documentary: When I Get Older: My time with Ivy, photo: screenshot  from BBC

BBC Documentary: When I Get Older: My time with Ivy, photo: screenshot from BBC

18 July 2012

Review: BBC TV documentary "When I get older"

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

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18 July 2012

Tories stick the boot in on care funding

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

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13 June 2012

The class divide in elderly care

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.

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9 May 2012

Care home closures in Sheffield

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.

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30 November 2011

Who cares about home care?

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

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Southern Cross Healthcare's private residential home care in crisis, photo B Severn

Southern Cross Healthcare's private residential home care in crisis, photo B Severn

2 June 2011

Southern Cross - Social care on the brink

Southern Cross Healthcare is on the brink of collapse. This company provides residential care to 31,000 people and has 44,000 employees

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25 May 2011

Care homes privatisation hits the elderly

31,000 people living in care homes face uncertainty over their future, writes John Sharpe.

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18 May 2011

The difference a union makes

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.

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21 April 2010

National Care Service - fact or fiction?

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...

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17 February 2010

Notts Tories attack the vulnerable

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.

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27 May 2009

"Dump cuts not elderly"

SCORES OF angry elderly protesters spoiled the ceremony of exchanging mayors at the town hall of Barnet in north London, writes Ron Cohen.

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23 January 2008

Post office campaign: Changes in the law to break the poor

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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