Month: August 2020

Work & Employment For Older People in London’s Recovery

Work and Employment issues are in danger of becoming an older age free zone in the London recovery plans and in the government response to the  coming recession. I work  with many older unemployed and workless over 50s and this pandemic has increased the numbers of older people needing to apply for benefits as well as affecting their mental health, feelings of isolation and helplessness. It is already known that with each year over 50…

Public transport in London – challenges facing older Londoners

Older Londoners use of public transport understandably has dropped during the pandemic. National data shows that in August only 2 per cent of over 70s using the underground or train, 8 per cent travelled on a bus, 6 percent cycled, 87 per cent travelled in a car and 38 per cent by foot. But of note surveys also show that over 60-year olds per cent of older people want to keep public transport open, significantly…

London’s Recovery must take all older peoples needs into account

London has set up a London Recovery Board composed of London’s leaders from local government, business, the community, education, and essential services to coordinate plans for recovery from COVID 19.  The Board has drafted eight “missions” – broad challenges and objectives in different areas – to help guide the work programme for a future recovery plan which will be in place to help cope with the pandemic. https://www.london.gov.uk/moderngovmb/documents/s67563/Item%206%20-%20Recovery20Board%20Missions%20Slides.pdf and the Board want to get your…

An Intergenerational Perspective on The Effects of Covid-19 on BAME Families

(An Intergenerational Perspective) A VIRUS THAT DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE, BUT THRIVES ON DISCRIMINATION There’s no denying the fact that the coronavirus and the associated COVID-19 have had a huge global impact, with recovery from the social/societal, economic and physical health and psychological fallout being measured not in months, but years. In a daily COVID-19 press conference on the 27th of March, Michael Gove cited the fact that both the Prime Minister and the Health Secretary had contracted…

The August PAiL Newsletter

Welcome to this our August newsletter for PAiL members, partners and older Londoners. Please distribute to your friends, colleagues or members and use any of the information or links here and include in your own newsletters. As London’s official regional age forum we provide a voice for older Londoners and their organisations and to ensure that our concerns, issues and recommendations are heard and relayed to the relevant authorities. Section 1 – PAiL Campaigns PAiL pushing…

TfL Press Release – New TfL app to help Londoners plan ahead and travel safely

The email press release we received is as follows: Good morning all, I am writing to let you know that we have launched a new travel app, TfL Go, to help everyone travel around London. TfL Go is now available to download for Apple devices. The app is not the final version, but it will have useful features to help you plan your journeys. An Android version of TfL Go will be released in the…

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