Transport and Accessibility and Older People
Join us for the next in our series of conferences and focus groups
Wednesday 12 September 2018
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU
Join Positive Ageing in London for the next in a series of successful conferences and focus groups, on issues affecting older Londoners. This free, half-day conference will focus on Transport and Accessibility and Older People.
The event is being held in partnership with Age Platform Europe (UK branch) at Europe House starting at 11.00am and finishing 3.30pm on Wednesday 12 September. Registration, tea, coffee and biscuits will be from 10.30am. There will also be a lunch buffet provided.
Transport and the wider issue of accessibility for older Londoners has been, and remains, a key issue for older people. Our expert speakers on this subject include:
- Frances McAndrew from Transport for London who will be talking about Design for the mind, and the new TfL approach to ensuring future travel arrangements, systems and new technology have integrated and inclusive design built into them, and is keen to hear of new ideas that can be incorporated into this design model.
- Peter Raynor from Age Platform Europe where he will talk about Best Practice across Europe and the UK in delivering common standards and ways to provide high quality accessibility for older people.
- Rosie McKearney from Age UK will be talking about their campaigns for age friendly community transport and alternatives to privatised rail and bus services.
- Xavier Brice from SusTrans is talking about alternatives which are inclusive and environmental.
Most importantly there will be ample opportunity to be part of a wider discussion and focus group which will produce agreed common recommendations and concerns to be sent to those who hold senior positions within London transport. Your individual and collective feedback and input of new ideas will be a key part of this conference and focus groups.
We welcome people from across London, from all the different and diverse groups which make up older Londoners, as well as experts who work on behalf of inclusivity and older people.
We do hope you can come and look forward to seeing you.
This is an open meeting and please send this invite onto others who may be interested.
|10.30||Arrival and Registration|
|11.00||Introduction and overview||Chris Walsh – Chair of PAiL and Age Platform (UK Branch)|
|13.00||Lunch and Networking|
|14.15||Focus groups on key issues|