Month: April 2021

The Green Party Supports PAiL’s Age-Friendly Manifesto

The Green Party have expressed their support for our Age-Friendly manifesto, with the email below: Dear Sam, Chris and team,  Thank you so much for getting in touch. Sian Berry and the Green candidates in this election are happy to support your campaign pledges and we hope you will find that our manifesto also sets out a range of practical policies to achieve them.  I also wanted to highlight that a key part of our…

An Update On PAiL’s Mayoral Campaign

PAIL is working in partnership with Age UK London and has endorsed their age-friendly manifesto just as they are supporting our London Age Freindly coalition key priorities. Please do use the action pack they have developed here, plus have a look at the replies that have been received by some candidates. PAIL is actively seeking endorsement from candidates for mayor and GLA assembly positions (see our letter here) and have received a positive reply from the Liberal Democrats…

How Leading London Mayoral Candidates Would Make London A Better Place For Older People

Here’s what leading Mayoral candidates have told AgeUK London about how they (if elected) would make London a better place for older people. Mandu Reid (Women’s Equality Party) ·         Blog ·         Q&A video Shaun Bailey (Conservatives) ·         Blog ·         Q&A video Luisa Porritt (Liberal Democrats) ·         Blog ·         Q&A video (Caroline Pidgeon AM on behalf of Luisa Porritt) Sian Berry (Green Party)  ·         Blog ·         Q&A video Sadiq Khan (Labour) ·         Blog There is also a recording of our hustings if you missed it. In…

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…

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