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Victory for lawyer who protected the elderly

Author: By Robert Verkaik, Law editor Yvonne Hossack, 53, was yesterday cleared of professional misconduct after local councils, angered by her successful campaigns to stop the closure of care homes, mounted a “witch- hunt” to get her removed from the solicitors’ roll. The case has given hope to thousands of other professional campaigners and charities […]

Older patients ‘being denied access to NHS’: Royal college urges equal treatment for the elderly

Author: NICHOLAS TIMMINS Health Services Correspondent ‘There is a tendency, a sort of philosophy that permeates the service, which suggests that older people perhaps should be treated in a less fortunate way than younger people,’ Professor Leslie Turnberg, the college’s president, said as the college published a report calling for equity for the elderly in […]

Benefits could be axed to fund care for the elderly

Author: By Michael Savage, Political Correspondent The Conservatives said Labour’s plan would lead to the abolition of the benefits, received by about 2.4 million of the elderly and disabled. The Government also faces a growing backlash from its own party. Roger Berry, a Labour MP and chair of the all-party group on disability, said he […]