Category Archives: News

PAiL to Exist as an Independent Body

Following our recent meeting it was unanimously agreed by those attending – the founding members – to agree to set up Positive Ageing in London as an independent body and to agree the Articles of Association now amended. We will be circulating the final Articles of Association in the near future along with the Minutes […]

Upcoming PAiL Meeting – Friday 26th May

Dear Fellow Positive Ageing in London members, This is to invite you to the next PAiL meeting which we hope will be both important and interesting. The feedback from members to our recommendation that PAiL becomes an autonomous organisation registered as an Unincorporated association with its own bank account  was positive so we are now […]

Older People’s Brexit Concerns Sent to Government and Parliament

After our joint event on Brexit and Older People on 11 January, the main issues and concerns that participants raised have been sent in a letter to David Davis MP, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, and you can see the text here, and as a submission to Parliament’s committee on Brexit. Issues […]

PAiL Joins the EngAgeNet Forum

PAiL is now a part of EngAgeNet – the new national forum for older people comprising of 50+ regional forums from across England. It was launched at the House of Lords on Monday 20th March 2017. This is good news for older people and will help us to get our voices heard. Since the DWP […]

Conclusions from the Brexit and Older People Conference

The Brexit and Older People event jointly organised by PAiL and the Age Platform Europe (UK branch) was held at Europe House on 11th January and was very successful. The aim was to bring speakers with expertise on the issues facing older people during and after Brexit together to inform people of what rights, laws […]

Brexit and Older People

Positive Ageing in London and the AGE Platform Europe (UK section) invite you to a meeting to discuss the impact of Brexit upon older people. The full title of the meeting is “Brexit for Older People – What Does This Mean For Us?” This meeting is the first of a planned series of discussions to ask […]

Ageing Without Children Awarded Development Grant

We are delighted to learn that Ageing Without Children (AWOC) has been awarded a development grant by the Big Lottery Fund. This grant will allow AWOC to explore two key issues: firstly, how AWOC can develop and extend their local groups, and secondly how AWOC can form an alternative support model for people in later […]

PAiL & Age UK London Launch Local Economic Development Research

Positive Ageing in London and Age UK London have published a piece of research into how London boroughs include older people in their strategies for economic development and in particular volunteering and employment. These areas correspond to part of the World Health Organisation (WHO) criteria for an age friendly city. There seems to quite a […]

Ageism – How Have We Been Ageist?

At our recent annual conference, ‘Ageism: How Ageist Are We?’ we asked participants to give us examples of when they had been ageist. You can read a selection of the best below. You can read a full report from our 2016 annual conference here.   Highlights of participants’ feedback about how they themselves have been ageist […]