Thousands of vulnerable pensioners are hit with £125-a-week coronavirus ‘tax’

Thousands of vulnerable pensioners in care homes are hit with £125-a-week coronavirus ‘tax’ to pay for PPE and absent staff cover Those who cover their own fees are being landed with extra ‘coronavirus bills’ The charity said they or their families are being asked to stump up around £125 a week for personal protective equipment … Read more Thousands of vulnerable pensioners are hit with £125-a-week coronavirus ‘tax’

Now TEN Chelsea Pensioners have died from Covid at famous London military home for war veterans 

Ten Chelsea Pensioners have now lost their lives to coronavirus at the Chelsea Royal Hospital for veterans in west London. The famous London hospital is home to 300 military veterans who have served their country in some of the most dangerous conflicts in the world. Of those at the military home, 74 residents who had … Read more Now TEN Chelsea Pensioners have died from Covid at famous London military home for war veterans 

Why insurance firms MUST release pensioners from annuity austerity

Pensioners are urging insurers to help them through the virus crisis by giving them a lump sum rather than paltry drawn-out annuity payments. Money Mail has long campaigned for pensioners trapped with small annuities to be allowed to take a more meaning- ful amount. Alan Fowler, 72, has an annuity from Legal & General (L&G) … Read more Why insurance firms MUST release pensioners from annuity austerity

Households with pensioners are most likely to have stockpiled items  

Pensioners are the most likely to have stockpiled items in preparation for a crisis, such as the current coronavirus pandemic, according to new research.  US scientists found households headed up by pensioners are the most likely to have items stockpiled ready for a disaster, such as bottled water, tinned food and a back-up generator.  Researchers analysed … Read more Households with pensioners are most likely to have stockpiled items  

TWELVE pensioners die in single care home

Care home staff have today warned they are working on the ‘forgotten front line’ of the coronavirus battle as dozens more residents fall victim to the infection.  Last night it was confirmed 12 people have died at Stanley Park Care Home in Stanley, County Durham from Covid-19 symptoms following a concentrated outbreak among residents. Hove MP … Read more TWELVE pensioners die in single care home