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Published on 19 December 2014 10:30 AM

  Celebrities get festive at Age UK’s carol concert at  St Paul’s Cathedral - Joanna Lumley, Penny Smith and Susanna...
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Published on 16 December 2014 12:01 AM

Age UK launches 8-point plan to help savers make the most of pension reforms Plan includes call for: built in money...
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Published on 15 December 2014 09:30 AM

  Lifestyle responsible for up to 76% of changes in brain ageing according to Age UK                                 ...
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Published on 12 December 2014 12:01 AM

Nearly 400,000 older people are worried about being lonely this Christmas Age UK calls for vital donations to help...
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Published on 25 October 2014 12:00 AM

A third surrendering their savings for style As Age UK launches The Big Bag Challenge, new survey reveals the lengths...
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Published on 17 October 2014 01:00 AM

9 in 10 people think more should be done to help older people claim their benefits Almost all would encourage their m...
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Published on 04 September 2014 12:01 AM

Independent commission proposes reshaping of health and social care The way that health and social care are currently...

Published on 03 September 2014 12:00 AM

Lack of suitable housing costing the NHS millions every year 40,000 [i] needless days spent in hospital awaiting home...
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Published on 31 August 2014 08:00 AM

The English public has given a ‘vote of no confidence’ in the care system 75 leading charities: one of the largest ev...
Source : Care and Support Alliance (CSA)

Published on 25 August 2014 04:30 PM

Two fifths of over 55s struggle to understand annuities Over half (56%) of those approaching retirement admit they fi...
Source : Age UK Enterprises
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    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.

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    James GoodwinProfessor James Goodwin: Head of Research

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    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.

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    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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