Weekly news round up – 23 March 2012

What a week it’s been for older people. The budget 2012 announcement has dominated the news, as well as a call for more qualified nurses to care for the elderly. To top it off, health and social care has been on the agenda in Scotland. Read on:


  • Age Scotland’s response to the Chancellor’s 2012 budget – Age Scotland
  • The 2012 budget at a glance – BBC News
  • Newsnight Scotland discusses Granny Tax (7 mins in) – Newsnight Scotland


  • More pensioners returning to work as recession plays havoc with dwindling cash – Scotsman
  • Playing the numbers game – Herald


  • Minister gets message to heal the break – Age Scotland
  • Call for more, qualified nurses to care for elderly – Age Scotland
  • Nursing shortage puts elderly patients at risk – STV News
  • Sensory relaxation room installed in Montrose care home – Paisley Daily Express

Something for the weekend

  • Edinburgh given superfast broadband go-ahead – Age Scotland
  • Olympic torch-bearer at 100 – Metro
  • 101 year old grandmother sets paragliding record – MSNBC

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