Welcome to 2017! Where we’re asking “has life got better?”. Over the last few years I have written about a wide variety of issues and concerns – many of which are a real concern, not just to older people, but the wider community. So just out of interest, I thought I would look back on …
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Offiong lives alone in sheltered housing. She came to Britain from Nigeria with her husband in 1956, trained as a radiotherapist and raised a family. Now living with the effects of glaucoma, her mobility is poor and she struggles to get around. Her flat is very comfortable and manageable but going out is a daunting …
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has a duty to write guidance on how to interpret the Equality Act ban on age discrimination in services, public functions and associations. This covers many public and private services. The guide is intended to help businesses, public authorities, courts and others interpret the law. The EHRC are …
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You might have been following the debate on improving human rights protection for older people in care homes, as part of the Health and Social Care Bill which is currently going through Parliament. Hard though it is to believe, older people in care homes who have to pay for their own care are currently not protected …
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A public consultation on the Mayor’s Draft London Housing Strategy closes on 17th February 2014. Age UK London will be responding and it would be great to hear from you if you have views and experiences which you would like to feed in. What the Mayor’s team have put in the draft does show awareness of older people …
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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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NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) is looking for older people who use homecare services, and/or carers, to join a Homecare Guidance Development Group. More information is given below and in the website link attached, and you can also contact Barbara Meredith, Barbara.Meredith@nice.org.uk if you have questions not answered on the website. …
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Are you from an older people’s organisation or third sector organisation working with older people? How confident are y0u about getting your work commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups? Why not take this 5 question, 10 minute survey: http://bit.ly/1bRfgH3 and contribute to research which will give a picture of how third sector organisations see themselves in relation to CCG commissioning …
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‘Making Change Happen’ is the motto of an older peoples’ organisation of which I am a member. It also forms the organisation’s strap-line at the foot of its letter-headed stationery. Why? The answer lies in the organisation’s aims and objectives, which, after setting out to bring a wide variety of older people together, encourage a …
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