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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Positive Ageing in London, the London regional forum on ageing, is researching the impact on older people of the ongoing changes in welfare benefits. The introduction of Universal Credit instead of a range of existing benefits, the replacement of Disability Living Allowance with Personal Independence Payments, the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ for people ‘under-occupying’ in social housing […]
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.
The Dementia Advocacy Network has unfortunately closed, but Positive Ageing in London are glad to make available some of the resources it produced. We hold more publications on file and, if you are interested in receiving any, please contact Gordon Deuchars on email@example.com. Mind the Gap Report Taking Their Side Report DAN Resources catalogue The […]