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
Margot James MP is supporting our application for a motion calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People to be appointed.
On her blog today, the MP for Stourbridge says
“It is essential that older people are represented across Government, a…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called for the government to appoint a Minister for Older People in their latest report.
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…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on January 11, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments
In the Telegraph an article entitled: “Coalition considers Joan Bakewell's plan for elderly 'tsar'” proclaims that the Coalition are considering whether a commissioner dedicated to protecting older people should be appointed in England.
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.…Continue
Grey Priders we are thrilled to announce that we have over 137,000 signatures on the petition…and we haven’t finished counting yet!
A massive thank you to everyone who updated their Facebook and Twitter profiles yesterday to share our messages as part of the…Continue
Added by Grey Pride on November 22, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments
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…
More great news for all Grey Priders, as our campaign to appoint a Minister for Older People was discussed in Parliament on Tuesday for the first time!
Tracey Crouch MP, who secured the Westminster Hall debate on older people's issues, opened her speech by calling for a Minister for Older People, telling MPs of her "strong support for the campaign to appoint a Minister for Older…Continue