NHS finance chief stole £50,000 from elderly relative to help pay daughter’s school fees

NHS trust finance chief, 55, stole £50,000 from ‘vulnerable’ elderly relative to help pay for her daughter’s school fees and pay off her mortgage, tribunal hears Janet Ashby persuaded Mr A to let her oversee his assets, disciplinary panel told  She previously worked for Barnsley Hospital but was sacked and later jailed This week she … Read more

NHS finance chief stole £50,000 from elderly relative to help pay daughter’s school fees

NHS trust finance chief, 55, stole £50,000 from ‘vulnerable’ elderly relative to help pay for her daughter’s school fees and pay off her mortgage, tribunal hears Janet Ashby persuaded Mr A to let her oversee his assets, disciplinary panel told  She previously worked for Barnsley Hospital but was sacked and later jailed This week she … Read more

Families say they have to ‘beg’ care homes to allow them to visit elderly relatives

Families say they have to ‘beg’ care homes to allow them to visit elderly relatives and urge the government to clarify the rules From Monday April 12, care home residents will be allowed two regular visitors  Campaigners say it is a ‘cruel lottery’ for families, with some homes allowing 30 minute visits once a week, … Read more

TOM UTLEY: Tracking elderly motorists is a sinister road to go down

From the point of view of everyone’s safety — not least her own — it really would have been much better if my dear late mother had been banned from driving long before she approached her 80th year. Though she would hotly deny it if she were still alive, the fact is that throughout her life … Read more

Death of elderly woman undiscovered for 12 years is not suspicious, police say 

The death of an elderly woman whose body lay undiscovered for up to 12 years in the home shoe shared with her husband is not being treated suspicious, police have said. Christina Malley’s body was found at her home in Cove, near Aberdeen, in February by district nurses after she failed to show up for … Read more

Lawyer fighting for the removal of a London cycleway blasts ‘failure’ to protect the elderly

A lawyer fighting for the removal of a controversial cycleway in central London has claimed the elderly and those with disabilities are at risk from the scheme. Andrew Swaffer, a lawyer acting for residents against Cycleway 9 along Chiswick High Road, told MailOnline he saw an elderly man almost get hit by a cyclist when … Read more

MPs demand answers for elderly women in £3bn state pension scandal

Stephen Timms MP:  Chairman of work and pensions committee has asked DWP to explain how it is prioritising payouts to elderly women MPs have demanded the Government reveals how it plans to prioritise £3billion of state pension backpayments to elderly women, and make contact with heirs of those who have died. An estimated 200,000 women … Read more

Elderly driver flips her Vauxhall Corsa onto its side while trying to park in Sainsbury’s

CRASH and carry! Elderly driver flips her Vauxhall Corsa onto its side while trying to park in Sainsbury’s… leaving rescue crew scratching their heads Vauxhall Corsa somehow ended up on its side after parking attempt in car park Female driver inside had to be rescued as she was trapped in car with no way out … Read more

While some can see elderly loved ones others are STILL locked out a year into the pandemic 

Daughters can finally hold mum’s hand again Maureen Harvey was reunited with her daughter Karen Wells on Mother’s Day after a year of fearing they wouldn’t meet properly again. They last saw each other for a 30-minute visit on Christmas Eve. Before that, it was February last year when Mrs Harvey, 81, moved into Dalemead … Read more

A year ago today, Matt Hancock said elderly would have to stay home for four months

A year ago today, Britain rallied together to mourn the death of its then-youngest Covid-19 victim – as Britons saw a glimpse of the devastation to come.  Father-of-two Nick Matthews, 59 – a retired policeman – had died one day earlier in Bristol Royal Infirmary – with his heartbroken wife describing him as her ‘life partner and … Read more