The Future of Positive Ageing in London

September 13th, 2016 | Posted by Mervyn Eastman in London | Older People

Positive Ageing in London, the London regional forum on ageing, wants to hear your views on what we should be doing from late 2016 on! ¬†With London’s older people growing in number and their contribution to the capital increasingly important, and increasing challenges to tackle ageism and meet growing needs, there is everything to play for.

What should we be doing to amplify the voice of London’s diverse older people? How should we be working with others in London and nationally? Come along and tell us what you would like to happen next and what part you would like to play in it.

Come along to our consultation event on 20 September at an accessible venue in the City of London. You can find out more and register on the event website.

You can find out more about Positive Ageing in London here.

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  • 81 year old male with 20 years experience trying to help older people says:

    Dear Whoever: I am unable to attend the event, but would otherwise, as very interested in commenting on the ongoing government relative disinterest in older people’s circumstances. I believe we need to raise a national campaign to improve matters. Ask for an Older People’s Minister for England as in other parts of the UK. Support the member of parliament (name not known) who recently spoke for increased taxation for Social Care, rather than take from existing NHS funds etc. We need a new Bevan to start a National Social Care Service based on taxes, but with tough management – no fats cats at the top. Someone to say the present plans to depend on voluntary and temporarily-funded support will fail, especially for older people, and lead eventually to fragmented private enterprise for the few who can afford it when the grants are taken away with apparent successes. Before the population reaches nearly 50% older people who need some assistance to retain quality of life, we need a “love your neighbour” tax from the wealthier to help the poorer, and help to stop the widening gap.

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