As an independent partnership of organisations, we work together to take a collaborative approach to the challenges of an ageing society and promote opportunities and contribution by older people themselves.

Partnership Development Group

Age UK

Age UK

Caroline Abrahams, Director of External Affairs, Age UK,

Co-chair Alliance Partnership Development Group

Caroline is responsible for the policy, public affairs, research, media, campaigns and engagement activities of Age UK and is lead media spokesperson for the Charity. She has worked in the voluntary sector, central and local government and Parliament during her career. She is particularly interested in Health and Care for older people. She hopes the inclusive way the AAA works can be a model for other sectors, and she is proud to be associated with the AAA!

Chief Fire Officers Association

Chief Fire Officers Association

Evan Morris, Head of Community Fire Safety

Evan works with the Chief Fire Officers Association on the Ageing Safely strategy. Fire and Rescue Services around the UK focus their work on the older generation as statistics prove they are the most likely to be affected by the trauma of fire. Evan is working with key partners and government agencies to assist fire and rescue services to engage with those most at risk. Partnership is key to improving the health safety and welfare of older people. Evan said: “my seat on the Age Action Alliance allows me to network and give access to knowledge that helps the Fire and Rescue Service nationally improve their work with older people”.

 

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Andrew Latto, Deputy Director – Work, Welfare & Wellbeing in Later Life. Co-chair Alliance Partnership Development Group

I am currently responsible in DWP for teams leading policy on non-contributory pensioner benefits, extending working lives, engagement with older people, and on combatting pensioner and fuel poverty. I have been with the Department for 15 years, having previously worked for several years as a research analyst with Dataquest Inc, and at the European Commission’s Directorate for employment, equality and social affairs. I am pleased to support and promote the Alliance, which I see as a new and exciting framework for the development and delivery of high-quality services for older people, and for delivering good, well-targetted policy outcomes, including in employment, social inclusion, and fuel efficiency.

Future East (East of England Forum on Ageing)

Future East (East of England Forum on Ageing)

Gerry Calder

A founder member of the Thurrock Over Fifties Forum (1999). Being a critical friend and working through active participation, engagement and in partnership with the statutory authorities, he says that it is, ’Better to be in the tent talking, than rattling the sabre outside.’ Using the strapline of ‘Nothing about us, without us’, he campaigns Locally, Regionally and Nationally towards ‘Strengthening the voice of Older People’. At present he is the Chair Of Thurrock Over Fifties Forum (TOFF) and Co-Chair of the Thurrock Older Peoples Partnership Board. He is also Chair of Future East, the Eastern Regional Forum on Ageing.

Independant Dementia Expert

Independant Dementia Expert

Dr Nori Graham

National Partnership for Wales

National Partnership for Wales

Terry Mills

Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament

Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament

Nixon Armstrong

Nixon Armstrong represents the Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament on the Age Action Alliance.  He has a farming and sales background.  He joined the Civil Service in 1962 as an Inspector in the Department of Agriculture.  In 1962, he also joined NIPSA, Northern Ireland’s largest white collar Union.  On retirement, he was awarded a meritorious award, and is now Vice-Chair of NIPSA Retired Members Group.  Nixon is one of the founding members of Age Sector Platform, currently serving on its Executive Committee, Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament Committee and Westminster Campaign Committee.  He enjoys playing bowls – both indoor and outdoor.

 

 

South West Forum on Ageing

South West Forum on Ageing

Tony Watts OBE  @tonywattswriter

Tony has spent the last 30 years working in the later life arena, having edited the country’s first campaigning newspaper for older people. Today he combines his “day job” as a freelance writer, journalist and communicator on a wide range of subjects with chairing the South West Forum on Ageing.

His particular interests include housing (he is SW Older People’s Housing Champion), digital inclusion & telehealth (he is part of the South West Digital Healthcare Cluster), fuel poverty and flexible retirement. He also edits a daily digest of news – Later Life AGEnda -(http://paper.li/f-1409134528) and runs the LinkedIn Later Life Professionals group.