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TfL Press Release – New TfL app to help Londoners plan ahead and travel safely

The email press release we received is as follows: Good morning all, I am writing to let you know that we have launched a new travel app, TfL Go, to help everyone travel around London. TfL Go is now available to download for Apple devices. The app is not the final version, but it will have useful features to help you plan your journeys. An Android version of TfL Go will be released in the…

Letter to Grant Shapps – Secretary of State for Transport

Letter to Grant Shapps – Secretary of State for Transport  Dear Mr Shapps, Department for Transport Review of TfL  I am writing to you on behalf of Positive Ageing in London to protect concessionary older peoples travel for older Londoners in the forthcoming government review of Transport for London.  TfL has already suspended free travel at peak times before 9am on bus and tube for over 60s and those in receipt of the freedom pass. …

Promoting The Uptake Of Pension Credit

PAiL & Age UK London have jointly signed a letter to be disseminated by the GLA to promote the take-up of pension credit by older people. One of the benefits of getting pension credit is that if you are over 75, you will be exempt from the new charges being brought in on August 1st. While we continue to oppose the imposition by the BBC of the license fee to those over 75, as this…

What Coronavirus Did For Me

I am fairly healthy for my age except for the after-effects of being knocked down by a car at 5.15 pm on Tuesday 5 March 2003 which left me with permanent injuries and lingering pain. Despite that I’ve continued being active in the older people’s movement. I gave up leading an Education Charity in 2014. We raised funds for education In Guyana from 1987. In addition, we helped send Gap Year students to Guyana through…

Goodbye Cinderella | NPC calls for a National Care Service

The NPC makes the case for a National Care Service, as Covid-19 exposes how UK fails our most vulnerable, with the launch of our book ‘Goodbye Cinderella – A New Settlement For Care Services’.The book, which costs £2 plus p&p, is available to order now. For full details please see the order form here, or see the image at the bottom of the mailout.  The NPC has also produced a pamphlet with the 15 key recommendations from…

Recovery Plan For Older Londoners

WHY A PLAN? Within London’s recovery from the pandemic we believe the needs of older people need to be protected, but also to use this opportunity to improves their lives through new initiatives. This first phase recovery plan outlines the current problems facing older people and proposes solutions for implementation. It assumes that social distancing will be required for some time before any vaccine is successfully introduced and that older people will continue to have…

London’s Recovery Planning From The Pandemic Needs To Address Older Londoners

As the new London’s Recovery Board starts to meet to plan London’s recovery from the pandemic Positive Ageing in London today warned that recovery must recognise older Londoner’s needs and ensure them a better future. Older people in London have suffered massively since the crisis with and now with recovery happening, they are still facing challenges. Chris Walsh, Chair of Positive Ageing in London stated, “It’s key that older people don’t get forgotten in plans to…

Would you like to have more money in your pocket and a free TV license?

From 1 August the free TV license for people over 75 will only be available for those who claim Pension Credit. If you – or someone you know – could do with a bit more cash as well as continue getting the free TV license, now is a good time to claim. People who receive Pension Credit can also get free dental treatment and possibly help with Council Tax and housing cost. You can apply by…

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