Year: 2021

Taking The Vaccine During Ramadan

Many Muslims will be fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. It is important that when the vaccine is offered we all take it. Please share these resources which answer questions about COVID-19 testing and getting vaccinated during Ramadan in Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu. You can also find resources here, where medical professionals explain why it is important not to delay your vaccine during Ramadan in English, Arabic, Somali, Sylheti and Urdu. Suggested messaging From 12…

What’s Happening With Coronavirus Restrictions Easing

Covid restrictions have eased since 12 April and it is important that everyone is aware of the changes so that they can keep themselves and their loved ones safe. To help with this, you can find translated WhatsApp audio clips here which explains some of the new rules and guidance in Bengali, Gujarati, Polish, Romanian, Turkish and Somali. It would be great if you were willing to share these clips with your WhatsApp/social media groups and community networks with…

Older Londoners Incomes Are Lagging Behind The Rest of the UK

Despite widespread perceptions of an affluent London, new government statistics show that that the income of older Londoners after housing costs lags behind the rest of the UK. In 2020, UK pensioners had average incomes (after housing costs) of £331 per week. The data (Pensioners’ Incomes Series: financial year 2019 to 2020 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)) shows that on average, pensioner couple incomes were lowest in London, where incomes were 11% below the UK average. But single…

Older Workers Face Rising Unemployment In London Due To Coronavirus

The research conducted for London Councils (https://londoncouncils.gov.uk/our-key-themes/economic-development/employment-support/detailed-study-unemployment-london ) provides different forecasts about unemployment.  One “core scenario” forecast has an unemployment rate of 9.4% by December – just under half a million. But if you look at potential universal credit claimants, the numbers affected may be higher up to 671,000. London has had more of its workers furloughed than the rest of the UK which also leads to uncertainties about what will happen when this support ends. …

PAiL Newsletter March 2021

Positive Ageing in London – your age forum- is pleased to send you this our first newsletter of the year. We hope everyone received our Survival Guide for older Londoners that we sent out to you earlier this year instead of a newsletter, as we thought an update on how to survive this pandemic this winter was the best contribution we could make ( LINK to survival guide on website). Now that the NHS vaccination…

The First-Ever Global Report On Ageism – 18 March 2021 – 12.00-13.00h GMT

We are very pleased to invite you to the launch event of the first ever Global report on ageism that is taking place on 18 March between 12.00 and 13.00h GMT.  Through an interactive and engaging discussion, this online event will challenge how we think, feel and act towards age and ageing. It will highlight what we know about ageism, why it matters, and how we can tackle it. It will kick off a global conversation that…

IS LONDON’S RECOVERY GOING TO BE AGE FRIENDLY?

There are danger signs that older people are being left out of London’s Recovery despite submitting ideas for an age-based recovery in the summer.  Positive Ageing in London (PAiL) has been a great supporter of the importance of the London Recovery Board and its aim to help London recover from Covid and tackle deep seated problems.  Previously we’ve raised the Board the need for a recovery plan for older Londoners and the need for there…

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