According to TfL those aged 65 and older make up 12% of London’s population. It is estimated that at least 40% of those have an impairment or health condition, affecting their travel behaviour and attitude to public transport. In recent years, the difficulties faced by this demographic group have been increasingly researched and documented and concerns …
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Brexit and Older People Meeting

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Chris Walsh in Consultations - (0 Comments)

Positive Ageing in London (PAiL) and the AGE Platform Europe (UK section) are set to host a meeting to discuss the impact of Brexit upon older people. The full title of the meeting is “Brexit for Older People – What Does This Mean For Us?” This meeting is the first of a planned series of discussions …
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“It’s bad enough if you are old & have a family, I know that from looking after my mum, but what about those of us who have no one? What on earth will happen to us when we need help?” Ageing Without Children (AWOC) member Next year, for the first time, there will be more …
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Yemen Crisis Appeal

December 20th, 2016 | Posted by Judith Escribano in Campaigns - (0 Comments)

Age UK London’s international partner, Age International, is raising funds to help older people in Yemen. The organisation’s Communications Manager, Judith Escribano explains why: The crisis in Yemen has left millions in desperate need of life-saving aid, including 1.65 million people in later life. Unable to flee the bombing, ignored and neglected, older people are …
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Good-Bye to Cold Calling!

December 15th, 2016 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Business | Scams - (0 Comments)

Wonderful news – isn’t it nice to be able to give some good news amongst all the gloom and doom of recent months?! At long last the government has taken action! Thanks to Which? and its campaign, companies who are caught bombarding the general public with nuisance calls will see their bosses face proceedings and …
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Welcome to the latest Age UK London Opinion Exchange Update! The Age UK London Opinion Exchange is part of our organisation’s ‘Fit 4 Purpose’ project, which is funded by London Councils. The Opinion Exchange features opinion pieces and discussion forums to trigger debate and ensure older people’s organisations are able to respond to the changing …
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You really have to admire the Government and NHS England for their proliferation of ideas to make life harder.  There must be hundreds employed just to design daft procedures… though I suppose it brings the unemployment figures down at least! The latest wheeze? You’ll need to show your passport if you want to use the …
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Just the thing to brighten up a dull November day – a lively meeting at Age UK London to talk about – and with – older private sector tenants. It reminded me that, when it comes to protesting about the travails of private renters, it’s the over 60s who should be leading the way, despite …
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You can’t be surprised at this heading, or this proposal, as it has been muted many times – although not during election periods! Is it such a perverse idea?  You may say yes, because the founding principle of the NHS was always to be free at the point of entry.  Yet we have moved away …
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Why don’t government departments communicate? I thought it must only be a case of walking down the corridor, but then of course I am out of date – any communication will surely be done by computer! I suppose it would be almost treason to have regular meetings with different departments to enable everyone to be …
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