Year: 2021

Six million over-60s plan to rely on State pension to pay for care

The social care bill needs to be financed through a wealth tax and or income tax on those with higher incomes. It is not fair that younger people on low income subsidise older wealthier pensioners so they can keep their wealth https://inews.co.uk/news/six-million-over-60s-plan-to-rely-on-state-pension-to-pay-for-care-1176173?ito=email_share_article-top

Updates on Our Campaign

Following our campaign and age friendly manifesto, the following actions have been taken including questions and recommendations from the new  GLA Assembly The report, ‘Mind the digital gap: older Londoners and internet use during the pandemic’ was launched today. On a different note, you may be interested to know that the London Assembly has published a motion in support of an Age-friendly London: https://www.london.gov.uk/motions/london-age-friendly-city There have been a large number of written questions submitted by Assembly Members to the…

Update on Progress Regarding the Mayor and GLA

Age Friendly London plans the joint age reps on the London Equality, Diversity and Inclusion advisory board, including the Chair of PAiL requested a meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Equalities – Debbie  Weekes- Bernard to talk about how the GLA intend to progress towards an Age Friendly London and How older people will be included in its development and implementation. The meeting is on 26th July and these are the questions we are raising: Our key…

The July 2021 PAiL Newsletter

PAiL Newsletter July 2021 Section 1 – PAiL Campaigns PROGRESS ON AGE-FRIENDLY ACTION PLAN FOR LONDON The long wait for an age-friendly action plan for London continues but optimism remains!We accept that covid has changed the policy arena in London and that recovery is now the priority for GLA with London buffeted by pressures and growing inequalities arising from the pandemic.  Together with other age groups that form the London Age Forum coalition we are lobbying…

Lockdown Is Over: Am I Safe from the Virus?

Restrictions are finally lifted in England. While people are mostly relieved that they can go back to live a normal life, there are still some concerns about getting infected with the virus. What should you do to protect yourself and other people around you? Read this article below to find out how you can do so. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/18/masks-hugs-and-hand-washing-18-new-rules-for-protecting-yourself-and-others

We need to talk now about the NHS.

All of us display a deep debt of gratitude to the efforts of the NHS during the pandemic. But now as “lockdown liberation” is proceeding apace, many older Londoners face an uncertain autumn with a fully stretched NHS. It’s vital the needs of older people are at the forefront of any changes in services, and this requires recovery thinking, for example in the London Recovery Board to be also about access to health services now…

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