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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Well – what do you think of the Cabinet reshuffle? If the women appointed are appropriate for their new roles, why were they not placed in these roles before now? Why bring in all the women in one big lump? Why wait until now? These women are probably very capable and may be much more …
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On 22 May 2014 London will go to the polls to re-elect all the Councillors in London’s 32 boroughs. The European Parliament elections are on the same day. Age UK London is planning to publish an age manifesto for the Council elections and we would really like to hear your views! London’s borough Councils affect the …
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On 21 November the annual London Older People’s Assembly organised by LOPSG is taking place at City Hall from 10 am – 4 pm. The theme is “The Economic Contributions of Older Londoners” with afternoon workshops looking at how older people contribute in different ways to London’s economy. Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick will be …
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Retirement will happen to all of us unless we have never been employed or we are dead but is there or has there been enough discussion around retirement and how people make the transition from work to retirement.  What does retirement mean to people?  It is likely to mean very different things to different people. …
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Another week and another ‘bashing older people sports’ time!  This week it’s employment. First there are the vitriolic letters in the Metro – apparently most over 65’s have their own home, 2 cars and say they  are hard up because they have higher fuel bills…  In fact anyone working over 65 is greedy – we …
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