Category: Practical Journey

CALM launches the #mandictionary

Jul 18 2014

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is a charity concerned with male suicide. The statistics of this tragic occurence are climbing and are now stating that 1 in 12 men take their own life every day in the UK, and 77% of all suicides are by men.  To raise awareness of male suicide and to give …Read the full article

MB50 Launch Men’s Sheds Corner!

Dec 20 2013

MB50 is proud to be supporting the UK Men’s Shed Association, which was launched nationally on November 6th.   ‘SHEDDERS’: SEND US YOUR STORIES! We are going to feature a Men’s Sheds Corner here to help spread the word about Men’s Sheds, and encourage all ‘Shedders’ to share the stories; tell your personal stories of …Read the full article

Elderly poverty: ‘Living like something from Dark Ages’

Dec 19 2013

Patrick Doyle looks much older than his 66 years. He has been existing in conditions his support worker described as like something from the Dark Ages. It was only when police took Patrick home after he had been mugged, while collecting his pension in Nottingham, that they discovered his plight. They found a home – a …Read the full article

NHS ageism ‘stopping elderly getting cancer treatment’

Dec 18 2013

Widespread ageism throughout the NHS means elderly cancer patients are sometimes being written off as “too old for treatment”, doctors and nurses have admitted. About half of those surveyed in an ICM poll (48 per cent) said they thought “stereotypes and assumptions” about older people were resulting in some patients not getting the best treatment …Read the full article

Few over-65s feel old but half object to ageism – survey BBC

Dec 18 2013

Only 6% of over-65s describe themselves as “old” and only one in three has given serious thought to the care they might need in future, suggests a poll. More than 2,000 people aged 65-93 were surveyed by YouGov for a firm providing support services for older people. Almost half of those questioned (47%) complained of …Read the full article