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London's recovery needs to include older people

We at PAIL have been taking yet another chance to raise the awareness of London's decision makers in how important older Londoners are to society, the economy, in government, in volunteering and caring and to make sure we are not forgotten. Often age is the equality group that is missed out, even though for those who are already facing exclusion and discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity or sexuality, it gets even worse as you get over 50. So see these links to our Principles and Public statement which we have sent to the London Recovery Board and if you agree please cascade out. http://pailondon.org.uk/2020/06/09/londons-recovery-planning-from-the-pandemic-needs-to-address-older-londoners-needs/

We have also joined in with other age organisations to contest the lazy thinking of the govt, TfL and London Councils over which over 60s actually use the tube / bus or train in the mornings - the many seniors working in the NHS, social and health care and other front line jobs - or who have to use it to get in for an early morning hospital appointment .

I have just sent in our weekly update to the GLA Intelligence Unit outlining the many ongoing problems facing older Londoners ( the older you are the more likely there are issues with getting up to date relevant information, explaining risk and how to carry on living as happily and safely as you can). I have to say they are listening, the next step is acting upon it.

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