Interview with Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director, Age UK

by Caroline Abrahams, Siân Adiseshiah, Amy Culley and Jonathon Shears

10 Aug 2023
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Abstract: Caroline Abrahams is the Charity Director of Age UK, Britain’s leading charity focused on improving experiences of later life. The interview – conducted by Siân Adiseshiah, Amy Culley and Jonathon Shears – took place on Microsoft Teams on 10 June 2022. The conversation ranges across such issues pertaining to the focus of the special issue as age as a protected characteristic; ageism as a widespread experience; the importance of language and terminology; the place of narrative in the work of Age UK; the intersection of old age with gender as well as race, class and sexuality; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on older people; pensions and the gender pay gap; the suspension of the Triple Lock; and intergenerational relations.

Keywords: Caroline Abrahams; Age UK; pensions; suspension of the Triple Lock; intergenerational relations

Article posted to the Journal of the British Academy, volume 11, supplementary issue 2 (Narratives of Old Age and Gender: Multi-disciplinary Perspectives)

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