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Protests Against Migrant NHS Charges

Link to their post: http://www.savelewishamhospital.com/migrant-charges/ Friday 23 October at 8am they held a socially distanced placard protest together with Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Networkagainst the government’s hostile environment in the NHS. It is three whole years since upfront charges were introduced as an even more cruel feature of the government’s NHS charging system. Our protest was quieter than usual due to COVID safety precautions but it was good to stand there in solidarity together.End charges for…

Free campaigning training for people age 60 and above in the UK

We’re letting you know about an exciting opportunity for people aged 60 years and above to access free campaigning training with Campaign Bootcamp. Do you know anyone who would benefit from this training? If so, please let them know by forwarding this email. We are looking for people who:  Want to learn how to campaign on social care Want to feel confident about campaigning and using the internet to do this Are 60 or above and want to…

The Ticking Health Time Bomb

One of the main problems facing older Londoners since the pandemic has been how the “normal NHS” has been scuppered. Many older people have reported delays in treatments and having to have consultations via zoom or by phone.   According to Age UK 47 per cent of older people are less confident going to hospital and 40 per cent less confident going to a GP surgery. The problem is that conditions may not be treated and…

Disabled workers earning a fifth less than non-disabled peers – TUC analysis reveals

New analysis, published on Disability Pay Gap Day, shows that pay gap has widened by £800 over the last year to £3,800  Union body warns that gulf in earnings is likely to grow as Covid-19 economic crisis hits  TUC calls for financial help through job support scheme for clinically extremely vulnerable people who cannot work from home   New analysis published by the TUC today (Saturday) shows that disabled workers now earn a fifth (20%) less…

Support With Energy Bills For Seniors

Your local energy experts – the Green Doctors – are offering phone consultations to help you save money and stay out of debt. This consultation is provided by a registered charity for anyone on a low income or over 65 or with a long term health condition or disability. Your Green Doctor will help you • Save money on your energy bills • Switch energy providers to save you money • Access the Warm Homes…

London into ‘Tier 2’ restrictions – which is alert level high – from Saturday 17 October.

The Mayor’s Email: We are at a critical moment in our fight against COVID-19 in London. The virus is spreading rapidly in every corner of our city. Hospital admissions are rising and more Londoners are being admitted into Intensive Care Units. Time and again it has been shown that it is better to act earlier than to act too late – which would cost more lives and damage more livelihoods. I am not willing to put…

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