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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Shape London’s Future

October 23rd, 2014 | Posted by admin in Consultations | London | Older People - (0 Comments)

The Mayor of London is running a London Survey so that you can have a say in how your city is run. He wants to know what Londoners think of their city on everything from transport to housing, jobs and more. Your feedback will help shape the Mayor’s policies and make sure plans meet your …
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Transport for London is currently running some consultations on changes which could be important for cyclists, bus passengers and pedestrians, particularly in some parts of London: –    Accessible Bus Stop Design guidance: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/accessible-bus-stop-design-guidance – open till 31 October –         Proposed East-West Cycle Superhighway: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/eastwest (between Tower Hill and Acton) – open till 9 November –         Proposed North-South …
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Apart from the well-known issue about the behaviour of some bus drivers,  people have sometimes told us about problems boarding the bus or waiting for the bus. This could either be because the bus didn’t pull right up to the bus stop, or sometimes because of the design or construction of the bus stop itself. …
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On 2 October Transport for London are holding  a free public exhibition and conference about disabled and older people’s access to transport, and you are invited! More information and how to register follows below. I’ve been invited to be in a panel debate about the future of door to door transport in London.  It would …
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“Hate crime” means committing crimes (often violence or abuse, though it could be any crime) against people because of their personal characteristics. In the national legal definition this specifically mentions “actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity” – in other words neither age nor gender are included in the official definition. The …
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To mark the fourth year of the National Dementia Declaration the Dementia Action Alliance is surveying people affected by dementia and professionals supporting them to find out whether current activity is leading to real changes on the ground. The survey will provide a snapshot of progress to date and can be completed in 10-30 minutes depending on …
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My Accessible EU

July 17th, 2014 | Posted by Barbara Brayshay in Consultations - (0 Comments)

At some time in their lives most people will experience limitations to their mobility, either temporarily or permanently as a result of long term or temporary impairment. Parents with children in pushchairs, frail older people and wheelchair users are all vulnerable to the negative effects of poor accessibility as they go about their daily lives. …
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The Mayor of London is consulting on proposals to make sure that buildings, streets and neighbourhoods in London are designed accessibly: taking account of the needs of disabled people and older people.  The subjects covered include: Lifetime Homes: making sure that all houses built in London are suitable for the needs of  older people – …
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Yes – the Ministry of Silly Ideas is still going strong. Not content with the fiasco of selling your medical records which is now on hold due to privacy concerns and the computer system in total disarray – what government computer system is efficient and safe? – HMRC is planning to share your tax data …
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