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"See Yourself" charity single now available for pre-order!

We are very excited to announce that the Anchor Community Band charity single; "See Yourself" is NOW available for pre-order!

The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was…

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Added by Kathryn on April 22, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Campaign anniversary - We need a Minister for Older People now more than ever!

This week marks the 1 year anniversary of Grey Pride Day, when campaign supporters from around the country delivered our petition calling for the appointment of a dedicated Minister for Older People to 10 Downing Street.

 

Over the last 12 months the need for a Cabinet…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 26, 2012 at 10:30 — 14 Comments

MPs show their Grey Pride

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…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 28, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

GREY PRIDE BREAKTHROUGH - House of Commons to debate Grey Pride!

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…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 20, 2012 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Ken Livingstone backs Grey Pride

Mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone pledged his support for our call for a Minister for Older People during a visit to a London care home yesterday.

 

On a day when the so-called “granny tax” was being debated in the…

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Added by Kathryn on April 20, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Take part in landmark research project exploring whether Britain’s towns are “Grey Friendly”

Older people’s charity, Anchor, has today embarked on a landmark research project into the quality of life of thousands of older people across the country….and YOU can take part!  

 

The research will aim to investigate standards of basic service provision from town to town, and will result in a ‘Grey Britain’ report offering insight into the impact of day-to-day services on older people, from transport to healthcare…

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Added by Kathryn on April 10, 2012 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Grey Pride still being discussed by MPs

MP for Portsmouth North, and Grey Pride supporter, Penny Mordaunt made reference to our Grey Pride campaign calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People in the budget debate on the floor of the House of Commons last week.…

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Added by Kathryn on April 3, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

PACTS backs Grey Pride!

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called for the government to appoint a Minister for Older People in their latest report.

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Added by Kathryn on March 20, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Ed Balls shows his support for Grey Pride

Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor and MP for Outwood and Morley, visited Schofield Court retirement housing scheme in Morley on Friday to discuss our Grey Pride campaign and the issues facing older people today.

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Added by Grey Pride on March 5, 2012 at 17:30 — No Comments

Research shows four in 10 older people feel like ‘second-class citizens’

Four in 10 older people are left feeling like ‘second-class citizens’ according to Anchor research published today.

The findings also identified that one-in-three have been left feeling ‘vulnerable’ after suffering…

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Added by Kathryn on March 2, 2012 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

New Video - Hear what the Grey Pride brigade had to say when they handed in our petition

Following 137,000 people signing our Grey Pride petition, a delegation went to 10 Downing Street on Monday 28 November to formally call for a Minister for Older People.

 

Some of the campaign supporters who went along gave interviews to help raise awareness and press home the urgent need to ensure older people’s issues…

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Added by Grey Pride on January 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Grey Pride petition delivered to 10 Downing Street on Grey Pride Day!

This morning a Grey Pride brigade has delivered our petition calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People to Downing Street!

 

Campaigners, including Esther Rantzen and led by older people’s charity Anchor, visited Number 10 to hand over the 137,000-strong petition in a bid to persuade the Government to appoint a Minister and give older people a voice.…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 28, 2011 at 10:30 — 5 Comments

Monday 21st November = Social media takeover day!

Are you on Facebook or Twitter?

Then Grey…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 17, 2011 at 16:00 — 5 Comments

Legal & General back Grey Pride

Legal and General, one of the biggest financial services companies in the UK, has…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 15, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments

Nadhim Zahawi MP champions rights of older people in Stratford on Avon

Stratford on Avon MP Nadhim Zahawi attended a coffee morning at Townsend Hall with older people from the nearby Horsefair retirement housing estate, and Anchor’s Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft on Friday 28 October.

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Added by Grey Pride on November 6, 2011 at 17:30 — No Comments

Thank you Enfield Borough Over 50s Forum!

This post is dedicated the the members of Enfield Borough Over 50s Forum, who sent in their filled petition forms to Grey Pride HQ today.

Thank you!…

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Added by Grey Pride on November 4, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Ed Miliband backs Grey Pride and appoints New Shadow Minister for Older People!!

Grey Pride breakthrough! Today, Ed Miliband has appointed a Shadow Minister for Older People and Care!

 

Leader of the Opposition, the Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, is actively backing Grey Pride in our call for the Government to appoint a Minister for Older People.

 

Mr Miliband's undertaking to…

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Added by Grey Pride on October 7, 2011 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

AgeUK backs call for a Minister!

Our call for a Minister for Older People received backing from AgeUK yesterday!

 

Speaking at an Anchor-sponsored fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference, AgeUK special advisor Mervyn Kohler said he supported the call for a dedicated minister for older people, provided the position had real influence and power.

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Added by Grey Pride on October 5, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

First Commissioner for Older People appointed in Northern Ireland!

Brilliant news for older people this week as Claire Keatinge has been appointed the first Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland.

 

 The need for…

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Added by Grey Pride on October 5, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Grey is the New Blonde

            At last!  There’s a backlash from older women against what we are all ‘supposed’ to look like.  Ben Barry from Cambridge University, surveyed 3000 women between the ages of 40 and 65.  90% of them were more likely to buy fashion products where the models were of similar age and, importantly, looked like them.

             Finally some fashion stores are acknowledging that all ages need to be represented.  Marks…

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Added by Penelope Young on September 20, 2011 at 12:20 — 2 Comments

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