Today we are excited to announce the launch of a new national project: The Anchor Community Band!
Building on the success of the campaign calling for a dedicated Minister for Older People, Anchor want to continue raising awareness of issues affecting this growing demographic and plan to produce a charity single that celebrates the positive aspects of ageing which are often…
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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
Community spirit high among UK’s older population…despite declining local services
New findings released today by older people’s charity, Anchor, show some fascinating insight into how grey-friendly the UK really is in 2012.
The survey firmly places older people at the heart of their local communities, with 80 per cent saying they feel part of where they live. Encouragingly, 84 per…Continue
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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…Continue
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.
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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.…Continue
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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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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
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
We are at a crucial moment for social care. Tomorrow is the Queen’s Speech when the Government will set out their legislative programme for the forthcoming session of Parliament.
We need you to tell the Prime Minister that, alongside funding reform, we want a new law on social care to be included in the Queen’s Speech. Otherwise, older and disabled people will have to…Continue
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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
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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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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…Continue
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…
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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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.