Over 50s making do, but not mending

Hannah Ricci

The old mantra of 'make do and mend' has returned in this straitened times, yet new research shows many of us are simply making do as we'd don't know how or can't afford to mend.

Lack of money and knowledge about fixing home maintenance problems among the over 50s is causing many to put up with niggling issues such as dripping taps, blocked drains and leaking pipes.