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Policymakers must 'wake up' to ageing population

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Local Age UKs awarded £21m to tackle loneliness

Published on 08 September 2014 04:30 PM

Four local Age UKs will share £21m in funding from the Big Lottery...
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Published on 04 September 2014 12:01 AM

The way that health and social care are currently organised and...
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Published on 03 September 2014 12:00 AM

40,000 needless days spent in hospital awaiting home adaptations...
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10 things to remember when choosing a care home

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Making a move to a care home can be one of the most difficult...
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The English public has given a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the care...
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Hospitals to have mandatory food standards

Published on 29 August 2014 12:01 AM

Mandatory food standards will be written into the NHS contract for...
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Published on 14 August 2014 12:30 AM

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Almost a million older people cutting back on food

Published on 15 July 2014 06:00 PM

New research from Age UK shows that 960,000 people aged 65 or over...
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Vision and ambition needed to tackle fuel poverty

Published on 12 June 2014 10:30 AM

Renewed vision and ambition is desperately needed to tackle the...
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    Caroline Abrahams

    Caroline Abrahams

    Age UK Director of External Affairs Caroline Abrahams.Caroline Abrahams: Charity Director

    Caroline Abrahams is Age UK’s Charity Director, and has worked predominantly on children and family issues throughout her career.

    She was Director of Policy and Strategy at the children’s charity Action for Children and Chair of the End Child Poverty campaign before joining the Local Government Association.

    She then moved on to become Senior Policy Adviser in the Department for Children, Schools and Families and more recently she has been an adviser to the Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.

    Her policy interests include poverty, public service reform and safeguarding.

    Professor James Goodwin

    James Goodwin

    James GoodwinProfessor James Goodwin: Head of Research

    James is head of our research department in Age UK.

    His responsibilities include:

    • funding and commissioning a wide portfolio of research (including social and economic research, and research to improve the health and wellbeing of older people);
    • knowledge management and translation;
    • and all research partnerships, internal and external, including international.

    He has a Visiting Professorship in Ageing at Loughborough University.

    Jane Vass

    Jane Vass

    Jane Vass - Head of Public PolicyJane Vass - Head of Public Policy

    Jane Vass is Head of Public Policy at Age UK. She joined Age Concern England as Financial Services Policy Adviser in 2006.

    She was previously an independent consumer consultant and writer specialising in financial services from the consumer viewpoint.

    In this capacity she undertook research such as reports for the National Consumer Council on equity release and on savings and investments for low-income consumers.

    She was a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel from 1999 to 2003, and from 1983 to 1993 she worked for Consumers’ Association.

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