Posts Tagged: Lawyers For The Elderly Strathaven

Call for change to perception of later life

A recent survey by Age Scotland has found that 82% of the Scots surveyed would like society to change its view of later life and leave behind the negative stereotypes associated with growing older. The research found that 77% of Scottish adults are looking forward to living longer. Around 74% said diet was the most… Read more »

Priority for savings differs between the genders

Recent research by Friend’s Life, conducted as part of its month-long focus on gender, has revealed that men and women have different priorities when it comes to saving – but saving for retirement falls low on the list for both genders. After essentials such as household bills, mortgages and loans, 18% of women prioritise saving… Read more »

Patients wary of NHS ability to provide long-term care

Patients across the UK fear for their long-term care and believe that it will only be secure if health and social care is paid for through a combination of State and family funding, according to a survey by KPMG. Yet, with many families unable to bear the cost of long-term care needs, a significant proportion… Read more »

Survey suggests time has run out for retirement planning

A recent survey into Retirement Readiness has uncovered a worrying lack of preparation among those closest to retirement (55+). The survey, by Aegon UK, found that: Of those within ten years of state pension age, more than three in ten don’t know how much they’ll need to live on in retirement. Three in ten of… Read more »

British urged to find cash in the attic by downsizing as they age

People should “right-size” their housing throughout their lives to get the most out of their homes, a think tank has claimed. The International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) paper argues that calls made in the past for older people living in large homes to be penalised were both ageist and irrelevant. A lack of desirable retirement housing,… Read more »