Positive Ageing in London and Age UK London invite you to an event on 18 September on the issues s affecting older Londoners and their concerns and demands relating to Housing. At the moment housing is in crisis in London and the UK. Where are the new houses going to come from? What housing is […]
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 […]
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 […]
Below is a report from our 2016 annual conference. On the day we also asked participants to give us examples of when they had been ageist. You can read a selection of the best here. On 17 May PAIL’s annual conference discussed how ageism permeates society and how all of us can be ageist […]
Public Health England have published the most recent Life Expectancy data. One of the key findings is that, within England as a whole, life expectancy for both sexes at ages 65, 75, 85 and 95 increased between 2013 and 2014. You can read the full report online.
Positive Ageing in London and Age UK London have today launched a research report to investigate and challenge the idea that those above state pension age are ‘protected’ from welfare reform, while also looking into the effect of changes on the under-emphasised group of ‘younger-old’ Londoners who are below state pension age but over the […]
Positive Ageing in London is now represented in the UK Advisory Forum on Ageing by Ellen Lebethe, with Irene Kohler as deputy representative. For an explanation of what the UK Advisory Forum, please visit the organisation website. Ellen has provided a short note of the main subjects discussed at the last meeting on 26 November. […]
UK Urban Ageing Consortium present: New Tricks: Older People and Local Economic Development 30th October, Leeds, 11am – 5pm Successful cities of the future will need to foster older people as active contributors to economic development. This conference will address key topics such as: How cities can develop strategies to engage older people in […]
Positive Ageing in London, with Age UK London hosted a discussion with Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Education (also responsible for Equalities) and Elaine Seagriff, Head of Londonwide Policy and Strategy, Transport for London. Both of these leading figures presented the changes they thought had taken place for older Londoners since May 2012, and […]
The Department for Work and Pensions latest monthly bulletin, the DWP Later Life Newsletter, is now out. The newsletter includes the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people. You can view the newsletter, and sign up to receive it monthly, here.