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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The Centre for Accessible Environments are undertaking research on behalf of Sport England and English Federation of Disability Sport and want any older or disabled people to fill in our survey. It’s a swimming pool user survey on the poolpod, a device to make pool access easier. The deadline for completion is 31st March. We …
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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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We are always hearing about how London has a housing crisis. The Mayor of London has published for consultation  a Draft Interim Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) showing standards which are expected to apply to new housing in London. Consultation is open until 7 August. One of the GLA’s aims in this document is to …
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The General Pharmaceutical Council wants your views on your local pharmacist. What do you expect from them? What makes you feel that they are putting you at the centre of the service? Are they professional? What makes them professional? It is really important that you give your views. As always – we cannot complain if …
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The Care Quality Commission are inspecting London Ambulance Service NHS Trust from 1st June The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and adult social care regulator. Their job is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services are meeting national standards. CQC look at a lot of information to help them design …
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We recently launched with Positive Ageing in London some research on “Welfare Reform: Older Londoners’ Perspectives” based on case studies of how older people have been affected by changes to employment support and housing benefit, both part of the current government’s “welfare benefits reform” agenda. You can see the report here. Short summaries of the …
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Transport for London are reviewing the accessibility information that they make available via their website, Journey Planner and the open data that allows developers to produce apps. They  want to give older and disabled people more confidence to use the network safely and independently. What do you think of TfL’s information offer to help you …
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The government is consulting the public on what they think about the lifetime cap on what people should have to pay care costs,  introduced as part of the Care Act. The cap is to be  £72,000 but does not cover all costs that someone could possibly have for their care. Age UK has set up …
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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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