Category Archives: News

Amber Rudd should not have betrayed older women over their pensions

Positive Ageing in London (PAiL) and Wise Age are both supporting the campaign by WASPI to force the government to respect their rights and rescind the forced rise in the pension age for women from 60 to 66 by 2020. This precipitous move effectively has forced many women without due notice to either live off benefits or be […]

Age Platform Europe Annual Meeting in Brussels

Please find photo of UK representatives at the Age Platform Europe Annual Meeting in Brussels. Age Platform is the largest EU wide lobbying group for older people and Chris (on right of photo) is attending as both the WiseAge rep and also in his capacity as Chair of the UK members section. For more information […]

PAiL and WiseAge oppose withdrawal of free TV licences

We are completely opposed to the government’s attempt to deny older people aged 75+ the right to free access to BBC services. This is a government decision which breaks their own Manifesto commitment. They should not be allowed to pass the buck on this to the BBC who have their own cuts and needs to […]

Resourcing Older People’s Employment Support (ROPES) project

There have been a spate of articles and comments around ageing in the Guardian this last week with older baby boomers starting to show an interest in promoting the positive benefits of ageing and the contribution that older people make. We hope that this can be used by all of us to promote the positive […]

A new strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion in London

On 10 May, the Mayor of London published a new strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion in London. The publication of ‘Inclusive London’ follows a consultation and evidence-gathering process with London’s communities and key stakeholders – which included Positive Ageing in London. The strategy contains the Mayor’s strategic objectives to help address the inequalities, barriers and […]

A conference on life long learning

Join us for the next in our series of conferences and focus groups, on issues affecting older Londoners. This free, half-day conference will focus on life long learning. Wed 23 May 2018, 10:30 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA Click here to RSVP Expert speakers will be talking about life long learning and older people, including experiences of […]

A response from the Department for Exiting the EU

At last after a period of several months we have received a reply from the Brexit Department, confirming our report outlining older people’s concerns relating to Brexit has been passed onto officials from the Department for Exiting the EU. The response highlighted that the Government is aware of the concerns regarding the concerns of older people […]

London’s silver economy

By 2050, estimates suggest that people aged over 65 will outnumber children under five. This is creating a new and powerful consumer class, and presents new opportunities for life-long work and employment – a new silver economy. The Mayor of London’s draft plan for an inclusive and growing economy is currently out for consultation. But does […]