Elderly poverty: ‘Living like something from Dark Ages’

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...

Older people’s incomes are stretched to the limit

Many pensioners cope because of their extreme resourcefulness and determination not to get into debt – something they are proud of. They prioritise paying their household bills, shop around for good deals when they can, and go without things that many people would...