Month: October 2020

Independent Age Surveys

Independent Age and the Alzheimer’s Society are the co-chairs of the Department for Culture, Media and Sports’ Loneliness Network – Older People Task and Finish Group. This group is made up of organisations who support, and care about, people in later life. The task force is investigating how the pandemic has affected services/charities which combat loneliness for those in later life, and the people who use them or volunteer for them. They have two surveys which will…

Support With Energy Bills For Seniors

Your local energy experts – the Green Doctors – are offering phone consultations to help you save money and stay out of debt. This consultation is provided by a registered charity for anyone on a low income or over 65 or with a long term health condition or disability. Your Green Doctor will help you • Save money on your energy bills • Switch energy providers to save you money • Access the Warm Homes…

A Review of The Impact of Covid-19 on the Elderly

Without a doubt, age is one of the clearest and most obvious area of ‘protective’ concerns. Data obtained from Public Health England (PHE) on cases and deaths by regions, local authorities by age and gender paints a bleak outlook with respect to those most impacted on23. As Fig 7 below shows, the deaths of patients who have died in hospitals in England and had tested positive for COVID-19 at time of death, shows that London…

London into ‘Tier 2’ restrictions – which is alert level high – from Saturday 17 October.

The Mayor’s Email: We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 in London. The virus is spreading rapidly in every corner of our city. Hospital admissions are rising and more Londoners are being admitted into Intensive Care Units. Time and again it has been shown that it is better to act earlier than to act too late – which would cost more lives and damage more livelihoods. I am not willing to put…

Get Your Flu Jab!

Age UK London has just launched a campaign to encourage older adults as well as those with long term health conditions to get their free flu vaccine.  NOW MORE THAN EVER protect yourself and those around you.   I would be happy to write a short article for your newsletter or web if you think that this would be of interest to your membership?   The World Health Organisation recommends a 75% take up of the flu…

London Digital Inclusion Initiatives Event

https://week.digileaders.com/talks/loti-digital-inclusion-conference/ On the day, you’ll hear from:12:15 Pitch 1: Susan McFarland-Lyons will share details about how London Borough of Hackney set up a multi-generational buddy system to upskill older residents 12:30 Pitch 2: Opama Khan will share details about how London Borough of Croydon developed and are disseminating digital skills guides to residents 12:45 Pitch 3: Lucy Dunn and Ala Uddin will share details (including details of the procurement journey) about how London Borough of…

Ransackers Association AGM 2020

You are invited to Ransackers Association AGM 2020  and Discussion Event  Friday 23rd  October, to be held online on  zoom Dear Ransackers members and supporters  This year owing to Covid and no possibility of a face to face AGM meeting, we are holding our AGM by zoom online video. The zoom event is free. Please see the attached  sheet for timings and details.  The format for October 23 will be 3   zoom sessions,  allowing for a…

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