All Blog Posts Tagged 'MinisterBlog' (49)

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

Cabinet reshuffle - chance to appoint a Minister for Older People

With the Cabinet reshuffle expected to be announced imminently, Anchor is calling on the government to demonstrate its commitment to addressing the issues faced by older people by introducing a Minister for Older People.

 

New research commissioned by Anchor among over 65s reinforces the call for a minister to…

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Added by Grey Pride on September 3, 2012 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Age UK blog on the need for a dedicated Minister for Older People

Caroline Abrahams, Age UK’s Director of External Affairs, has discussed our Grey Pride call for a Minister for Older People, in her blog on the Age UK website.

 

Our successful…

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Added by Grey Pride on July 27, 2012 at 11:00 — No Comments

TheRetirementCentre.com support Grey Pride

Leading information and comparison website for the over 50s TheRetirementCentre.com has joined a number of other organisations in backing the Grey Pride campaign.

 

Dominic Fraser-Smith, Managing Director of TheRetirementCentre.com stated the importance of supporting the campaign:

 

“TheRetirementCentre.com, a retirement specialist, is pleased to be able to give their support to the Anchor Grey Pride campaign in calling for a Minister for Older People.…

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

Esther backs Grey Pride in Daily Express

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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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Added by Grey Pride on June 28, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

Breakfast boost for Grey Pride

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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Added by Grey Pride on June 28, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

NFOP supports Grey Pride

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…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 26, 2012 at 18:30 — No Comments

Make sure your MP votes FOR a Minister for Older People on 28th June

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…

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Added by Grey Pride on June 22, 2012 at 8:30 — 1 Comment

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

Older people denounce politicians’ record on social care

Two-thirds of older people polled by older people’s housing and care charity Anchor believe MPs are ignoring the issues which matter most to Britain’s older generation.

 

The stark result is published ahead of an impending white paper on social care reform and comes…

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Added by Kathryn on May 25, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

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

Margot James MP supports the call for a Minister for Older People

Margot James MP is supporting our application for a motion calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People to be appointed.

 

On her blog todaythe MP for Stourbridge says

“It is essential that older people are represented across Government, a…

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Added by Grey Pride on April 17, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

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

End the Care Crisis: Lobby 2012 – Take part!

On Tuesday March 6th something important is happening and YOU can be a part of it.

 

The Care and Support Alliance is a consortium of over 50 organisations that represent and support older and disabled people and campaigns to keep adult care funding and reform on the political…

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Added by Grey Pride on February 20, 2012 at 22:00 — 1 Comment

Millions of Britons ignorant of care costs

Over 11 million Britons risk poverty in old age as they are unaware they may have to pay for their own social care.

 

Figures from older people’s care and housing charity, Anchor, reveal almost one in four (24%) Britons…

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Added by Grey Pride on February 7, 2012 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

Jane Ashcroft stresses the inextricable link between social care and housing

In an article published today, Anchor's Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft calls for organisations housing older people to ensure a crucial opportunity for change is not missed by the coalition.

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Added by Grey Pride on January 13, 2012 at 12:30 — 2 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

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