Year: 2020

Recovery Plan For Older Londoners

WHY A PLAN? Within London’s recovery from the pandemic we believe the needs of older people need to be protected, but also to use this opportunity to improves their lives through new initiatives. This first phase recovery plan outlines the current problems facing older people and proposes solutions for implementation. It assumes that social distancing will be required for some time before any vaccine is successfully introduced and that older people will continue to have…

The June 23rd PAiL Newsletter

Welcome to this our June newsletter for PAiL community and older Londoners. Please feel free to distribute to your friends and networks or use any of the information to include in your own newsletters. Our Aim To be a voice of older Londoners and to ensure that our concerns, issues and recommendations are heard and relayed to the GLA, local boroughs and relevant government and health officials.  (We will include a number of links to advice…

London’s Recovery Planning From The Pandemic Needs To Address Older Londoners

As the new London’s Recovery Board starts to meet to plan London’s recovery from the pandemic Positive Ageing in London today warned that recovery must recognise older Londoner’s needs and ensure them a better future. Older people in London have suffered massively since the crisis with and now with recovery happening, they are still facing challenges. Chris Walsh, Chair of Positive Ageing in London stated, “It’s key that older people don’t get forgotten in plans to…

The June 5th PAiL Newsletter

Welcome to this our June newsletter for PAiL community and older Londoners. Please feel free to distribute to your friends and networks or use any of the information to include in your own newsletters. Our Aim  To be a voice of older Londoners and to ensure that our concerns, issues and recommendations are heard and relayed to the GLA, local boroughs and relevant government and health officials.  (We will include a number of links to…

Would you like to have more money in your pocket and a free TV license?

From 1 August the free TV license for people over 75 will only be available for those who claim Pension Credit. If you – or someone you know – could do with a bit more cash as well as continue getting the free TV license, now is a good time to claim. People who receive Pension Credit can also get free dental treatment and possibly help with Council Tax and housing cost. You can apply by…

The May 21st PAiL Newsletter

Welcome to this our next newsletter for PAiL members, partners and older Londoners. Please feel free to distribute to your friends, colleagues or members or to use any of the information or links and include in your own newsletters. Our aim is to be a voice of older Londoners and to ensure that our concerns, issues and recommendations are heard and relayed to the GLA, local boroughs and relevant government and health officials. Only if…

PAiL Criticises A Simplistic Age-Based Approach To Lockdown.

In a statement today Positive Ageing in London (London’s regional Age forum of older people and age organisations in London) criticised  media reports that the Government is considering a continued ‘shielding’ of people over 70 until there is a vaccine available or an effective treatment, neither of which is likely to happen for many months. In making decisions about the ongoing control of the pandemic and any relaxation measures, the Government should bear in mind…

The May 1st PAiL Newsletter

Welcome to this our 4th newsletter since late March. PAiL is working to send you updates, information, links and ideas to help you stay active and involved throughout this Covid 19 crisis. The aim is to help keep older Londoners interested and involved and to try to help age organisations to be able to access useful information.  Please send it on to any of your members or contacts who may be interested plus if you…

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