Plans to remove free TV licences for pensioners could result in loss of life, Age UK have warned.
Robert Henderson from Age UK has said that age-related benefits such as a free TV licence and bus pass are a “sign of a good society” and shows the “most vulnerable” are being looked after.
A group of peers are calling for "outdated" age-related benefits to be scrapped, with the money instead used for housing and training for young people.
Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK has accused the Work and Pensions Secretary of “sneaking out” changes to pension credits that could leave some £7,000 worse off.
A purse, mobile phone and a small quantity of cash was taken from a 75-year-old man and 72-year-old woman
Currently, 30% of children and 16% of pensioners live in poverty in the United Kingdom.
The man's note asked 'where can a lonely pensioner and widower find a place in a small group for Christmas?'
Joseph Fannin, Francis Maughan and Jolene Mahon distracted elderly people in order to steal from them