Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 12th March 2018

Weekly Members News – 12/03/2018

Opportunities for Action

Launch Event: The impact of Deprivation on Demographic Inequalities in Adults

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is hosting an event to launch “The Impact of Deprivation on Demographic Inequalities in Adults”, a new report published by ILC-UK and Cass Business School.

The report examines the correlation between a range of demographic measures including the modal age at death, life expectancy, lifespan variation and mortality with deprivation as measured by the 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation. During the event, report co-author Professor Les Mayhew, Professor of Statistics, Cass Business School, will present on the emerging patterns of inequalities and life expectancy and discuss their wider implications for social and economic policy.

  • Date and Time: Wednesday, 28 March 2018  0915 (for 0945) – 1145
  • Venue:  Level 3 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

For more information and to book, visit Eventbrite.

Age UK London – Your Priorities consultation

Age UK London undertakes an annual consultation to find out what older people across the whole of Greater London think are the main things which need to be changed in their lives.
The survey is used to ensure that we are listening to the viewpoints of all older Londoners and that no groups of individuals miss out on getting their voices heard.

In previous years the results of this survey have been key in helping us choose the issues to cover in our London-wide campaigns. For example, repeated requests for better information provision saw Age UK London launch the “Tell Me!” campaign, which worked to improve the information older people receive from Councils and the NHS to help access vital public services.  Previous Your Priorities research also led to our “Wealth of the Web” report, which outlined recommendations for getting more of the 2.1 million older people in London online.

Please feel free to fill in the online survey here

Alternatively we can send out printed copies to your group or organisation which you can return by freepost. Email for more information

Age UK London – Free Theatre Performance “Losing it”

Age UK London in partnership with 2theatre is putting on a free theatrical performance of the award winning show “Losing It”.

  • Date and Time: Tuesday 27th March at 1.30pm.
  • Location: Watermans Art Centre Theatre 40 High Street, Brentford, London TW8 0DS – Link to map

From celebrated international company 2theatre (trained by Marcel Marceau and members of the Cirque du Soleil) in collaboration with critically acclaimed comedy director Cal McCrystal, comes the hilariously sharp play exploring the inevitability of time, solitude and the joys of being odd, a daring fusion of laughter and tears. There will be refreshments and a Q & A after the show.

Book your free tickets on this Eventbrite link

The Silver Economy – Older Workers, Employment and Economic Development

Positive Ageing in London in partnership with Age Platform (UK) and Wise Age are inviting you to attend this conference on the Silver Economy, at which speakers will talk about best practice from London, the UK and the EU in relation to retaining, retraining and hiring older people, the benefits that older workers and age diversity bring to employers, the barriers currently facing older people and how they can best be overcome. In addition there will be an opportunity to participate in focus groups to agree recommendations and raise concerns as older people as part of the consultation process over the Mayor of London’s Employment, Skills and Economic Development strategy for London.

  • Date and time: Monday 19th March at 10:30am to 3:30pm
  • Venue: Europe House, Smith Square, London  SW1P 3EU.

For more details and to register visit Eventbrite. 

Silver Sunday 2018

Silver Sunday is just seven months away – and we hope that Sunday 7 October is already firmly in your diary!

We are currently putting together some new support materials to help plan and promote your fantastic events, but in the meantime please do take a look at ourupdated information pack. We hope it gives you a useful overview on the project and how you can get involved to help us tackle isolation and loneliness amongst older people.

If you are interested in taking part or have any questions at all please feel free to email us at or call 020 7641 3609.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Forums and Events is organising a one day conference focusing on cutting-edge science and the practical application of Positive Psychology Interventions in healthcare, education systems, organisations and communities. The aim of this event is to gain a better understanding of what Positive Psychology actually is, the study and science behind it and how to apply it in your practice. Plenary sessions will be interspersed throughout the day with question and answer sessions and panel discussions. The meeting will provide a valuable opportunity to network, share knowledge and ideas, and consider collaborative projects.

  • Date: 26 April 2018
  • Venue: Danubius Hotel, Regents Park, 18 Lodge Rd, London NW8 7JT

Full details of the conference can be found on the Forums and Events website. A 10% discount is available using the checkout code LIPPP1710G.

For Information


Is your home suitable for live-in care?

The Good Care Group has recently published an article “Is Your Home Suitable for Live-in Care?” which gives advice to those seeking care for themselves or their loved ones.

People who consider full-time care for themselves or their family members often wonder if their house is suitable for live-in care. The article helps answer this key question and discusses a range of important topics to factor in when considering home care.

Government announces £300 million for landmark ageing society grand challenge

As part of the government’s plan to build a Britain fit for the future, the Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced a £300 million competitive fund to develop the innovations and new technologies of tomorrow.

Through the ambitious Industrial Strategy, government is investing over £300 million from its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to bring together the UK’s world-class research expertise with business investment to develop technologies and industries that can help the UK prepare for the challenge of an ageing society.

Full details of the plans can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Pension Cold Calling

Citywire reports that a ban on pension cold calling could be in place by June this year under an amendment inserted in the financial guidance and claims bill by the government.

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