A photography competition aimed at combating negative stereotypes of the elderly is asking entrants to submit shots which show older
‘It costs nothing to be nice’: MM speak to Astley founder of virtual globetrotting aid group ‘Covid-19. Help The Vulnerable’
A Manchester man’s COVID-19 Facebook group is spreading its wings worldwide in a bid to help his community.
It can often take a crisis to bring out the best in people, and that has certainly happened in Oldham where a group of ‘Coronaheroes’ have organised to help neighbours affected by Covid-19.
‘Even more disconnected’: Age UK Manchester manager critical of BBC proposal to means test TV licence
A manager of a leading charity for the elderly fears that thousands of pensioners over the age of 75 will risk prosecution by watching television without a TV license fee after a proposal from the BBC to introduce means tests to qualify for the free provision.
It is no secret that loneliness has reached epidemical proportions in the last decade.
Rising numbers of elderly people in the UK are chronically lonely, according to Age UK figures.
A nursing home in Oldham, in which residents had buzzers used to request assistance taken away from them by staff, has been placed into special measures by the CQC.
‘It really helps their mind stay active’: Tea parties for elderly helping Manchester shed loneliness hotspot reputation
Contact The Elderly are hosting afternoon tea parties for older people, after Manchester was identified as a loneliness hotspot.
‘Dried faecal matter and a malodorous smell’: Urmston care home putting residents ‘at risk of infection’ says CQC
‘Dried faecal matter’, ‘matted hair’ and ‘a malodourous smell’ were discovered during a CQC inspection at a Manchester care home for the elderly.
Heartless thief cons way into home of elderly Wigan man with ‘extremely poor’ sight to snatch his wallet and cash
A heartless thief has taken advantage of 90-year-old Wigan man’s kindness and ‘extremely poor’ eyesight to con his way into his home and steal his wallet.
A Greater Manchester care home that failed to treat its residents with ‘dignity and respect’ was found to be in breach of nine safety regulations after a Care Quality Commission inspection.