Reports, presentations and recommendations arising from Positive Ageing’s work.
Life Long Learning
On 23 May 2018, Positive Ageing ran a conference on to explore Life Long Learning amongst older Londoners. The event bought together experts from charities, as well as businesses and civic organisations to explore what older Londoners need from the Mayor’s new Smart London Strategy.
Positive Ageing gathered recommendations and feedback from the group discussions, and will be submitting these to the Mayor, to help inform the development of his strategy.
In addition to this, the presentations from the conference are now available to download:
- Chris Walsh, overview of older people and Life Long Learning
- Prof Alex Murdock, Life Long Learning – the changing perspective of older people and the differences in lifestyle choice
- Ian Tucknott, Long Learning – the Future of Adult Education
- Hilary Farnworth, Curiosity and Later Life Challenges – the Ransacker Experience
- Eleanor van den Heuvel, Learning for Ageing Well
- John Miles, Active Minds – Still Learning’ Why we’re setting up a campaign.
Digital Inclusion Amongst Older Londoners
On 22 February 2018, Positive Ageing ran a conference on to explore digital inclusion amongst older Londoners. Positive Ageing gathered recommendations and feedback from the group discussions, and will be submitting these to the Mayor, to help inform the development of his strategy.
The recommendations are grouped under five broad themes:
- Helping older Londoners to develop and improve their digital skills
- Training and research
- Co-designing digital services
- Connectivity and security
- Transport services
The presentations from the conference are now available to download:
- Chris Walsh, The use of digital technology for and with older people
- Dr Hannah R. Marston, IT use in rural & urban locations, findings from the Technology In Later Life (TILL) project
- Moira Allan, Pass It On Network France, Lessons from Europe
- Professor Stuart Anderson, Impact of digitalisation on older people, benefits and problems
- Freddie McMahon, New and current advances in use for IT for and by older people.
Employment and Economic Development for Older Londoners
There were presentations on The DWP’s Strategy for Older Workers by David Anderson, on Universal Credit by Andrea and Corrine Gregory from DWP, on the Economic and Employment Contribution of Older Londoners by Chris Walsh of PAiL & Wise Age, and on The Benefits of Older Londoners to London’s Economy by Gordon Deuchars from Age UK London.
Positive Ageing Response to the London Housing Strategy
You can now download a full summary of our recommendations from the conference here.
Positive Ageing Response to the Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
Following our successful consultation event at City Hall on Friday 1st September, please click here to read Positive Ageing in London’s response to the Mayor’s vision for diversity and inclusion based on older Londoners’ feedback.