The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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
On a day when the so-called “granny tax” was being debated in the…Continue
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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…Continue
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.…Continue
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The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called for the government to appoint a Minister for Older People in their latest report.
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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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…
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.
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
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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
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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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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…
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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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…Continue
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South Shields MP David Miliband has shown his support for our call for the Government by signing our petition!