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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…

Age-Friendly Easing of Lockdown Restrictions

Confidence in the removal of lockdown restrictions Now TfL have announced that masks will be compulsory on public transport in London – Covid: Masks to remain compulsory on London transport – BBC News there will be pressure to try and ensure there is public confidence for older people wanting to get out. Age UK has produced some helpful advice Things to consider when COVID restrictions end | Discover | Age UK but inevitably there will be concerns from many…

Pensioner Poverty Increase in the UK Based on the Latest Households Below Average Income (HBAI) Statistics Result

Based on a new analysis of the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) statistics,  it shows that pensioner poverty is increasing in the UK but particularly in London –  London is rising faster than any other region and has by far the highest rate of pensioner poverty, at 25%. This has increased by  7% since 2012 – 2014. We know how badly off most older people especially pensioners are, with the lowest state pension rates in Western…

Is recovery in London going to be Age-Friendly?

Building back better is the watchword for recovery in London. London Boroughs’ performance during the pandemic was on the whole exemplary – providing much needed support for older people, working in partnership with the community and innovating in real time. But now we are beyond the worst, are London Boroughs taking older people’s needs into account as they produce plans for recovery? PAiL asked all London Boroughs for information earlier this year about how they…

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