London’s Recovery Planning From The Pandemic Needs To Address Older Londoners

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As the new London’s Recovery Board starts to meet to plan London’s recovery from the pandemic Positive Ageing in London today warned that recovery must recognise older Londoner’s needs and ensure them a better future.

Older people in London have suffered massively since the crisis with and now with recovery happening, they are still facing challenges.

Chris Walsh, Chair of Positive Ageing in London stated, “It’s key that older people don’t get forgotten in plans to resuscitate London’s economy and social recovery.  We need to know all the implications of the pandemic for older Londoners  and ensure that their needs are uppermost in recovery planning and they have a strong voice in making London a better place to live and work than before the crisis.

Positive Ageing in London have today published a set of nine principles, see here to help promote older people in London’s recovery which have been sent to the joint Chairs of London’s new Recovery Board.

Contact – Chris Walsh Chair of PAIL – tel 07440 022428; email:

Notes to Editors – 

  1. Positive Ageing in London principles to guide London’s recovery planning – see here
  2. Positive Ageing in London (PAIL) – London’s regional age forum – brings individual older Londoners from all backgrounds and London-wide and local organisations from both the voluntary and statutory sectors to inform and give a voice to older Londoners, to consider age issues and concerns in London and agree on common solutions. 
  3. London’s recovery planning –
London’s Recovery Planning From The Pandemic Needs To Address Older Londoners

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