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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…

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…

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…

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…

Helping Others From Your Home While Indoors

This week’s theme: Helping others from your home/while indoors Please see our recent newsletter about ways you can help others from your home while staying indoors. Please click here for the document You can also download the newsletter and send out to others you know who maybe interested, tor colleagues in age forums, volunteer or mutual aid groups and council UK borough hubs

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