The experiences of older renters are often forgotten in the current conversation around life in the private rented sector and – like you – Renters’ Rights London believes that older renters’ voices must be heard. Therefore, Renters’ Rights London is creating an audio project alongside volunteers from City University Journalism course. These audio clips will …
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How many times have we discussed this? This is an issue that affects all ages and yet government rhetoric is once again pitting the generations against each other. Yes – many baby boomers had the opportunity to buy their own homes. Yet for many this was instead of paying into a private or government pension …
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Just the thing to brighten up a dull November day – a lively meeting at Age UK London to talk about – and with – older private sector tenants. It reminded me that, when it comes to protesting about the travails of private renters, it’s the over 60s who should be leading the way, despite …
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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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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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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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