Keeping warm in winter is especially important for older people but Electrical Safety First are highlighting the need to take particular care if they are using portable heaters. Those aged 80 and over made up nearly 40% of the fatalities caused by portable heater fires last year but research by Electrical Safety First found that …
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Did you see this headline in the Evening Standard on 19th November? The piece by Richard Godwin? To be old is very heaven – are we really in heaven? Apparently – according to Richard Godwin – ‘To be of pensionable age in 2014 is to have won Britain’s generational lottery’. He does add materially as there …
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Age UK London will soon be launching a new campaign called “Tell Me!” to improve local information for older people and we will keep you posted as we go along. You can help us develop the evidence for the campaign by answering a few questions about your experience of getting information locally, through this online …
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Today Samantha Mauger, Chief Executive of Age UK London, was a signatory, alongside 163 other groups and organisations, of a letter to the Daily Telegraph celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can read the letter on the Daily Telegraph website. You can find out more by visiting the British …
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Welcome to the latest Age UK London Opinion Exchange Update! The Age UK London Opinion Exchange is a website from Age UK London. It is part of the 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 …
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This is an update and more information on the smart meters from Mervyn Kohler at Age UK that were previously featured on the Opinion Exchange. Although Mervyn talks about a transmitting device you will not have to be connected to the internet for these meters to work. I can see in households where various people …
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Pension Credit Card

December 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Lynn Strother in London | Older People | Retirement - (1 Comments)

A Pension Credit Card – This is the latest government ‘bright idea’ – but what is it? Well, it is a card which will work in high street shops, cash machines and online stores such as Amazon (just like the bank card you have already) thereby letting people treat their pensions like ordinary bank accounts. …
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Would it be a good idea to have a Passengers’ Charter for everyone who travels on London public transport? Next Monday 8 December the London Assembly Transport Committee is discussing this and I’ve been asked to be on the panel. What do you think of the proposal? The idea is that having a Charter would …
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