Elderly people’s lives ‘worsen’

More than one-fifth of elderly people feel they are living in poverty, a Help the Aged survey has suggested.

Of 1,095 adults questioned, 28% said their quality of life had got worse in the last 12 months, while 93% said their lives had not improved.

The charity said the findings were “outrageous” and called for a clear commitment to end pensioner poverty.

A total of 13% of those surveyed said they were lonely and rarely left the house.

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