Ageing well

All the news and publications from the Department relating to people aged 45 or older.

Elderly mother and daughter

New funding reforms announced for care and support

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The Government has announced new measures for funding care to ensure that the elderly and those with disabilities get the care they need without facing unlimited costs. The new measures … Read more → – New funding reforms announced for care and support

Department seeks views on new protections if care providers fail

Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb today launched a 12 week consultation on new measures to protect people who rely on care services in the event of provider failure. A … Read more → – Department seeks views on new protections if care providers fail

Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

Across the country 100,000 people are set to benefit from new health technologies, Jeremy Hunt said today, as he set out his vision for improving the lives of people with … Read more → – Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

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The Dementia Friends scheme, launched today by Prime Minister David Cameron, is the country’s biggest ever project to change the way people think about dementia. Under the scheme, which is … Read more → – One million ‘Dementia Friends’ will help make life better for people with dementia

Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

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Plans have been set out to help people keep well this winter and help the NHS prepare for winter and meet the increase in winter-related health problems always seen at … Read more → – Plans set out to prepare NHS for winter

‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet gives advice on staying healthy in cold weather

During the cold weather, the Department of Health’s ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet is a useful resource for the public, especially the over 60s, low-income families and people with a … Read more → – ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ leaflet gives advice on staying healthy in cold weather

New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people

Today, Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb, launched the Hospital 2 Home resource pack designed to support older patients returning from hospital. The Hospital 2 Home resource is designed to … Read more → – New Hospital 2 Home discharge pack to support care of older people