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Age Friendly High Streets in London

Older Londoners value and use their local high streets but they are not as age-friendly as they should be. One of the priorities of the London Recovery Board is “High Streets for all “ and PAiL is campaigning that age-friendly high streets should be promoted and implemented in London. Its report  Its new 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…

High Streets

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…

KEY FACTS ABOUT OLDER WORKERS IN THE UK

Older workers have been growing but the employment rate of older workers has seen a slight drop since the pandemic From the mid-1990s up to the start of the pandemic, the employment rate for people aged 50 years and over has been increasing and the employment rate gap between people aged between 35 and 49 year and people aged between 50 and 64 years has been narrowing The employment rate for people aged 50 to…

Updates on Our Campaign

Following our campaign and age friendly manifesto, the following actions have been taken including questions and recommendations from the new  GLA Assembly The report, ‘Mind the digital gap: older Londoners and internet use during the pandemic’ was launched today. On a different note, you may be interested to know that the London Assembly has published a motion in support of an Age-friendly London: https://www.london.gov.uk/motions/london-age-friendly-city There have been a large number of written questions submitted by Assembly Members to the…

Update on Progress Regarding the Mayor and GLA

Age Friendly London plans the joint age reps on the London Equality, Diversity and Inclusion advisory board, including the Chair of PAiL requested a meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Equalities – Debbie  Weekes- Bernard to talk about how the GLA intend to progress towards an Age Friendly London and How older people will be included in its development and implementation. The meeting is on 26th July and these are the questions we are raising: Our key…

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…

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