Members of Parliament vote in favour of Minister for Older People
Members of Parliament today showed their support for older people’s rights by voting in favour of a motion calling on the Government to consider appointing a Minister for Older People.
The House of Commons debate followed intense pressure from Grey Pride campaigners who presented a 137,000-strong petition to Parliament last November calling for a Minister dedicated to the needs of older…Continue
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Some days you need lovely pictures of anything pure and good because the dirt (not good gardening dirt but the other kind) has rubbed off on you...
My partner/fiance/carer and I went to a coffee morning for people interested in public open spaces this morning. Braving the rain, we went to a local beauty spot to meet with like-minded people. It was great: most are friends of parks groups, or allotment enthusiasts, all helping make Birmingham - a city we love - a more beautiful and…Continue
The Daily Express has published an article by Esther Rantzen supporting the Grey Pride campaign and urging MPs to vote for a Minister for Older People when it is debated in Parliament on Thursday (28 June).
In addition to appealing to millions of viewers to support the campaign on ITV’s…
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Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft has spoken of the need for ‘a cabinet minister with clout’ to represent the interests of older people.
Appearing live on BBC’s Breakfast programme this morning to talk about today’s debate in the House of Commons on a Minister for Older People, she said there was a great need to join up all the services for older people, support families looking after older relatives, and enabling older people to carry on working should they wish…
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The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) had publically backed our campaign for the Government to appoint a Minister for Older People. Founded in 1930 and with 180 branches around the country, NFOP is the largest occupational pensioner organisation in the UK.
Roger Turner, General Secretary, confirmed:
“The NFOP is supporting the Grey Pride Campaign calling for a Minister for Older People and asking MPs to support the motion in the House of Commons…Continue
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As we announced yesterday, we are delighted to have secured a House of Commons Debate on the Grey Pride campaign call for the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Older People, on Thursday 28th June.
Every Grey Pride supporter who signed our petition…Continue
Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged with man. Now the story goes, a little shepherd boy was watching his sheep one Sunday morning and he heard the bells of the church ringing. And watching the people walk along the pasture where he was, he happened to think to himself, "I would like to communicate with God! But, what can I say to God?"
He had never learned a prayer. So, on bended knee, he began to recite the alphabet. Repeating this prayer several times, a…
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We are very excitied to announce that our Grey Pride campaign has today received a major boost - we have secured a House of Commons debate on whether the Government should appoint a Minister for Older People!
The debate, which will take place on Thursday 28th June, follows intense pressure from all our brilliant Grey Pride campaigners around the country and…Continue
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office. "Is it true," she wanted to know, that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?" ... "'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked 'NO REPEATS."…Continue
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As we get older, we’re in danger of becoming invisible. Our hair turns grey or white and our skin becomes thinner and paler. We can all start looking alike if we’re not careful. Well we’re not alike and we never have been, but our individuality can be rubbed out through age both literally and metaphorically. That’s why it’s important to make an effort when we go out, to be colourful, to stand out, to be noticed.
I’ve made a commitment this month to be more colourful, to be…Continue
I am disheartened and frankly ashamed at the facile level of debate from"professionals and MP's" that surrounds the very real possibility of stopping free bus travel and the winter fuel allowance. Question Time with David Dimbleby was an example. The focus is all about spurious short term financial gains and nothing about the potential impact on the physical and emotional well being of the elderly, as well on the local economy. We go into our towns to meet friends, go to classes and…Continue
Sould carers be paid minimum wage if you think yes then sign this petition. anyone who is a carer nows how differcult it can be and how little support we recive this needs to change we work the same amount of hours that a full time employee who by law has to be paid minimum wagw with is clos to £6. if you compare this to carers allowence to be eligible you need to look after someone for more then 35 hours a week for with you well recive £58 a week if you break that down it means we only get…Continue
Twenty years ago, I drove a cab for a living. One night I took a fare at 2:30 AM, when I arrived to collect, the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor window. Under these circumstances, many drivers would just honk once.
But I had seen too many impoverished people who depended on taxis as their only means of transportation. Unless a situation smelled of danger, I always went to the door. This passenger might be someone who needs my assistance, I reasoned to…