79-year-old reveals why he became a care worker in his seventies

Michael Rose became a home care worker at the age of 71, because he wanted to do “something worthwhile” and “different”. Michael spent his working life in the Merchant and Royal Navy and then as an airline executive before retiring. However he soon found that living the quiet life was not for him. “I’m still…

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Blue badges could soon be granted to people with dementia and autism

People with ‘hidden disabilities’ could soon have greater access to blue badge parking permits in England, under new Government proposals. The Department for Transport (DfT) hopes the move will make it easier for people with conditions such as dementia and autism to travel to work, socialise and access shops and amenities. The changes could also…

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Tracey Crouch appointed as loneliness minister in memory of MP Jo Cox

Prime Minister Theresa May has appointed the country’s first minister for loneliness, in memory of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016. Tracey Crouch, the new ministerial lead for loneliness, will lead a cross-government group which will take responsibility for driving action on loneliness, which affects more than nine million people. The role…

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