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PAiL has been mounting a campaign this autumn to ensure that High Streets in London are age-friendly. As London’s recovery looks at regeneration it’s key that thinking about High Street renewal doesn’t forget older Londoners. Its report titled ‘Unleashing the grey pound – older consumers’ contribution to High Street revival’. https://pailondon.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/High-Street-briefingFINAL23Sept.pdf makes the case that the contribution of older people needs more attention particularly as consumers. The report went to all London boroughs, GLA Assembly members, and…

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

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…

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…

PAiL Newsletter May 2021

Dear PAIL member  Please find our PositiveAgeing in London newsletter with updates about our work and that of our age partners. As you will see much of our activity the last month or so has been around the elections for Mayor of London and the GLA Assembly. We have contacted all the main parties candidates for mayor and the assembly asking them to endorse the priorities which we and our partners in the London Age…

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