Month: September 2020

Opportunity To Watch A Debate On The Care Crisis

NPC to hold an emergency debate on the crisis in the care sector and the impact of Covid-19The National Pensioners’ Convention is inviting health and care leaders and politicians to an emergency webinar summit on the crisis in the country’s care system on Older People’s Day (1st October 2020, 11.30 am).The UK’s largest campaigning organisation for retired people is concerned that reform of the ailing and disjointed care sector is being put on the backburner…

Age-Friendly London Street & Environment Audit Training Programme

  Positive Ageing in London is running  an Age Friendly London street and environment audit training programme. Our first virtual ‘training the trainers’ training session is being prepared for Tuesday 20 October from 11 to 1 pm. We will send out zoom invites nearer the date to those who register an interest. We  have received some  funding to support and train local age friendly street audit champions to lead in carrying out street, built environment and open spaces…

EXCLUDED – and demoralised!

In an effort to correct a shortfall in central funding, the Mayor of London has taken the route of diversifying stringent controls over Londoners. Amongst these measures, in order to control the spread of COVID19, has been to impose measures on older Londoner – those eligible for a Freedom Pass, which enabled them to travel across London at any hour of the day or night. The new measures mandate that the Freedom Pass can be…

London’s Recovery Plan: Jury Is Out Whether It Will Be A Boost For Older Londoners

The London Recovery Board has now agreed it’s missions for London’s recovery file:///C:/Users/timot/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/S9TN432Y/London%20Recovery%20Board%20Slides%2015%20September.pdf. Over the summer the GLA consulted with individuals and groups cross London about what should be the priorities and PAiL as well as other age organisations in London submitted comments. The eight missions will guide work plans for recovering from the pandemic – and they are A Green New Deal; A Robust Safety Net for all Londoners to prevent financial hardship; High…

50-70 Year Olds Hit By The Effect Of The Pandemic

We saw at the height of the pandemic images of older vulnerable people as he main casualties of COVID. But new research from the Centre for Ageing Better has vividly shone the spotlight onto the 50 -70 year older age group those approaching older life who are facing severe problems  – health wise, job uncertainty, prospects of early retirement and worries about personal finances. The research shows: some 50-70s have seen their health decline, with one…

Invite to Older Londoners Food Summit

Sustain and the GLA are organising an online and interactive ‘Older Londoners Food Summit’ from 10am-12pm on Thursday 1stOctober (the International Day of Older Persons).   The event will explore the role of good food in the lives of older Londoners, including ways to ensure older people can access good food. Sustain and the GLA will present two new complementary pieces of research looking into older people’s experiences of food before and during the COVID-19 lockdown. Attendees will then have…

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week

We are pleased to inform you that following our meeting a joint-letter was addressed to Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, addressing the need for action to improve early detection and treatment, including a detailed implementation strategy for commitments made in the NHS Long Term Plan in relation to heart valve disease.  The points made during the roundtable and highlighted in the letter have become even more important as we now…

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