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 to ask older people (50+) what they want from a post Brexit UK, so that they can start to have their voices heard during the ongoing negotiations.
There will be a panel of expert speakers, who will outline the current rights, laws, and initiatives that apply to UK older citizens at present and may or may not be transferred to UK laws, rights, and policies in the future. The panel will also raise issues of concern for older people in or out of Brexit, including pensions, health and social care, employment rights etc.
This will be followed by a discussion involving all participants as to what are the key red lines for older people in both the negotiations and also the post Brexit Britain we will live in. This is part of an exercise to listen to, and communicate with, as many older people and their representative organisations as possible about what they want from Brexit- not an argument over pro or anti Brexit, or hard and soft Brexit, but to find out what issues matter most to older people that directly affect them.
The meeting will take place on Wednesday 11th January 2017 and will run from 13:00 to 17:00. To read all the details and to sign up for the event please click here