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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Yes – back to that old chestnut – crisis in social care. I am beginning to think there has never been a time in the last ten years when social care has not been in crisis. And what is the key ingredient for every social care crisis – funding. In fact you may remember that …
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Well – what is the latest wheeze from the government? Well – not really a wheeze – more another order/demand: ‘YOU WILL’. One of the latest is around energy. ‘YOU ARE NOT SWITCHING SUPPLIERS – IT WILL BE COMPULSORY TO SWITCH EVERY YEAR’. What a load of rubbish. Have the government and policy makers nothing …
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Let me tell you a story…

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Housing - (1 Comments)

Let me tell you a story – it’s a bit long and does get complicated – so bear with me. Mrs A was an only child – her parents Fred and Cynthia lived 50 miles away and Cynthia has type 2 diabetes which is very unstable. At present Fred tries to look after Cynthia but …
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Age UK London are again consulting with older people in the capital through our annual ‘Your Priorities’ questionnaire. The results guide us in what we will campaign on next year. You can fill in the questionnaire online or by hard copy and we can pay for postage or collect questionnaires if this is desirable. You …
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It is suggested that if patients and staff knew the cost of treatment and appointments waste would be cut and hundreds of millions saved – what do you think? This at a time when treatments are being cut to try and get hospital trusts our of the red. The cost of a missed hospital appointment …
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The London Fairness Commission is an independent Commission chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale and is comprised of expert commissioners from across the worlds of business, research, health and charity. The Commission has been established to organise conversations across the city. The Commissioners are listening to how Londoners respond to a variety of questions and will …
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