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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…

Covid and the climate crisis show why we need a new social contract between old and young

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/25/covid-climate-crisis-new-social-contract-old-young  The problem is not one of intergenerational conflict which this article and the IFS keep peddling but of wealth and class. For the majority of pensioners reliant on stage pensions, their income is less than the tax threshold – £12.5k per year. Over a million women pensioners live on our below the poverty line, often the result of long term caring responsibilities reducing their pension benefits. The real inequality which is rising due to…

Age Friendly London Manifesto Meeting

A meeting via Zoom on Tuesday March 9 2021 from 10am – 12:00 noon Manifesto for our Age-friendly London Chair: Mervyn Eastman, Change AGEnts Agenda 10:00 – 10:30 am Welcome and introduction (Chair) Age-friendly London: The story so far (Sam Mauger, Third Age Trust) Why we need an age-friendly manifesto (Chris Walsh, Positive Ageing in London)  10:30 – 11:00 am  Age-friendly London domains (1-4) Presentations of top priorities for transport, built environment and public spaces,                        health and social care and…

Welcome to 2021?

2021 has unveiled mixed fortunes for older Londoners. The promising news about the roll out of vaccines is very heartening, but older people now face another lockdown in the depths of winter. Above all this adds to uncertainty and the inability to plan lives. So, what needs to happen now in terms of an agenda to give hope to older Londoners. First, we must cope with the effects of lockdown on older people particularly those…

COVID-19 Pandemic Survival Guide For Older People

Positive Ageing In London has put together this Survival Guide for older people living in London. The guide consists of useful information collated from around the internet, some of which has been shared amongst the PAiL community and committee members in previous newsletters and campaigns. It is created to provide a directory of useful links with tips and guides that assist older people during this immensely challenging pandemic period. The guide is broken down into…

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