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Anger and Frustration for Older People at their Treatment Under the COVID19 Pandemic Restrictions

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’

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