On 22 May 2014 London will go to the polls to re-elect all the Councillors in London’s 32 boroughs. The European Parliament elections are on the same day. Age UK London is planning to publish an age manifesto for the Council elections and we would really like to hear your views! London’s borough Councils affect the …
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Winter Deaths are Avoidable

November 26th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health | Weather - (0 Comments)

Winter deaths are avoidable. Public Health England stated that an ‘excess’ of 2,500 Londoners could die this winter unless people take action to protect themselves from cold weather. So what action should you take? One of the most important things, apart from keeping warm, is to ensure that everyone over 65 has the flu vaccination. …
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Winter Has Come

November 26th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Energy and Fuel | Weather - (0 Comments)

You can always tell when the cold weather and winter is arriving by the Energy Suppliers. The first whiff of cooler weather and they announce eye watering increases in electricity and gas. Is there anything you can do? There is more and more advice to look at the tariff you are on – there are …
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Home Care Visits

November 21st, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health - (2 Comments)

There has recently been a lot of publicity around home care visits. How can anyone be ‘cared’ for in 15 minutes? By the time the carer has taken off their coat, greeted the person they have come to see, checked how they are feeling and whether they are having any problems and whether the person …
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The Silver Line

November 21st, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Older People - (1 Comments)

Have you heard about the Silver Line? The Silver Line was set up as a pilot in May 2012 by Esther Rantzen to provide a Freephone helpline for older people. It will operate UK wide 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is based on ChildLine which was founded by Esther in 1986 …
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LGBT Seniors Ambassadors wanted….

November 21st, 2013 | Posted by Derek Freeman in LGBT - (2 Comments)

Seniors  from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB &T) communities are twice as likely to be living alone and three times more likely – largely due to living through a history of active prejudice, discrimination and exclusion – to face mental health issues than their heterosexual peers. Added to this, LGBT Seniors still face …
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The General Medical Council – GMC

November 13th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Health - (0 Comments)

Do you know who the General Medical Council (GMC) are? Do you know what their role is? The GMC is a regulator for Doctors. Only Doctors on the GMC register can work in the UK either as a GP or hospital doctor in the NHS or private sector. The GMC sets standards, oversees the education …
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The General Medical Council – GMC – is the independent regulator of the UKs 260,000 doctors. The role of the GMC is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. The GMC manages the entry to the medical register and setting the …
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Mobility Scooters: Your Views

November 4th, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Transport - (0 Comments)

What do you think about mobility scooters and other mobility vehicles? Do you use one and find it a lifeline? Or do you have views about them as a pedestrian? About 320,000 people across the country now use them and of course they are very beneficial to many people. On the other hand there have …
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