Older people claim that assuming everyone aged over 70 is vulnerable is deeply ageist.

The Older People’s Advocacy Alliance (OPAAL) and the National Coalition of Advocacy Services (NCAS) have published a hard-hitting report detailing the anger and frustration the older people experienced during the COVID19 restrictions of 2020 and 2021.

The researchers, based in Liverpool, interviewed older people living in a variety of settings with a wide range of support systems. They gave detailed information about how the restrictions impacted on their lives and those in their circles. Although there was a particularly strong response from people in the Merseyside area, older people across the country had similar experiences to relate. The findings and recommendations have been published in a new report titled, ‘Learning from the impact of COVID19 to better promote the rights and dignity of older people’