Age UK respond to new fuel poverty strategy

Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK, said:         ““While we welcome the principle of using a banding system to measure fuel poverty, it is disappointing that the strategy itself is unambitious and the targets are inadequate for tackling the fuel poverty crisis.   We are worried about the plight of nearly […]

Success for Caremark client in Southampton Race for Life!

Diana Leech, a client of Hampshire home care provider Caremark (Winchester & Eastleigh) was celebrating recently having successfully completed the Southampton Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research earlier in the month. This was Diana’s first attempt to get round the 5km course which she did in a creditable 1.5 hours buzzing along in […]

Royal Memento Crowns Office Move for Blackwood

Delighted housing and care experts unearthed a royal memento while moving out of the offices which had been their HQ for more than 30 years.   Staff at Blackwood discovered a long-forgotten, signed portrait of the Queen Mother while packing up to leave the building in East Craigs, Edinburgh.   Colleen Robertson, Marketing Manager at […]

Bupa care home residents open their open Cardiff home

Three residents have officially opened their new home, Bupa’s Heol Don Residential and Nursing Centre in Whitchurch, Cardiff. Joyce Mitchell, 88, Eileen Jones, 86, and Valerie Evans, 84, cut the ribbon alongside Janice Evans, the home manager and Andrew Cannon, managing director for Bupa Care Services to open the home during a celebration on Thursday. […]

Over sixty English cities commit to becoming dementia friendly

The Alzheimer’s Society has today announced that over 60 towns and cities in England have committed to become dementia-friendly. Commitment from 63 communities has exceeded the ambition set in the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia to engage 20 communities in the Dementia Friendly Communities programme by 2015 by more than three times. This news comes […]

Comment on On World Elder Abuse Day Eastenders actress encourages people to speak out by Lomond Handley

I am extremely disappointed that the South West Seniors’ Network’s Chairman Brian Warwick refuses to investigate the abuse to which I was subjected by a member of the Carrick Over 50’s Forum’s management committee in December 2012 at a Falmouth Hotel, after the Forum’s Christmas Lunch, when I was sworn at in front of hotel staff, Forum members and hotel guests. I sent him an e-mail in which I placed my concerns on record, but his eventual response refusing point blank to investigate, was disappointing and I perceive somewhat of a threat, in which he refers to action being taken against me if I continue to raise my concerns, which I believe is unworthy of anyone who chairs an organisation and it doesn’t say much about the organisation when the chairman tries to gag a lone pensioner with heart problems, which were made worse by the rotten and shabby treatment and abuse which I maintain I was subjected by some members of the Carrick Over 50’s Forum.
Meanwhile, I have drawn Brian Warwick’s attention to the disgusting attempt by the Carrick Over 50’s Forum’s newsletter’s anonymous editor to make a disgusting joke with a reference to concentration camps in their newsletter for June 2014, which have been distributed in GP’s surgeries, the Royal Cornwall Hospital and public libraries here in Cornwall. I consider it outrageous that anyone could attempt to make a joke about concentration camps.
This isn’t the first time that the Carrick Over 50’s Forum’s anonymous editor has printed offensive material. In June 2012, the newsletter published a reference to NHS staff using obscene words to describe them.
The Carrick Over 50’s Forum claims to be involved in a national lottery bid in Cornwall, in partnership with other organisations.
Meanwhile, I am very grateful to Searchlight whom I have asked to investigate the filthy reference in the newsletter’s joke page referring to concentration camps.
Frankly, it remains a mystery how some people manage to climb so high in some seniors’ groups, when they fail to apply their minds to protecting the welfare and interests of those whom they are supposed to serve.

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