Pensioner poverty - what can be done
Positive Ageing in London held a successful conference yesterday around pensioner poverty which had a number of speakers drawing on research both a out how bad it is and what campaigns are happening plus some very useful tips on where to get help. Wise Age had 2 speakers both of whose presentations will be put up on www.wiseage.org.uk including a well researched set of links to where support is available.
This is going to be a hard winter followed by a long recession for 2 years. For older people reliant on just the state pension and pension credit despite the rises coming in April, life will get harder as inflation especially over food and energy.
We need to mobilise, inform and support our older people in need