Weekly news round up – 29 June 2012

Health

Social care

  • ‘The hardest week of my life’. Daughter talks about placing her elderly mother in a care home – The Journal
  • The high price of loneliness – NY Times
  • Aberdeen care home staff did not know bathing details – BBC Scotland

Money

  • Cut pensioners’ benefits to pay for elderly care – Telegraph
  • Pensioner incomes rise fastest – Telegraph
  • It’s only fair that older people are better off than the young. They’ve earned it – Guardian

Politics

  • Esther Rantzen: Why we need a Minister for Older People – Express
  • Plans for 5p plastic bag charge in Scotland – BBC Scotland

Something for the weekend

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