Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 26 September 2017


Opportunities for Action


  • The International Longevity Centre UK annual conference aims to reinvigorate those already convinced of the importance of ageing. But to achieve the transformation we need must reach beyond the usual suspects. We need businesses, entrepreneurs, people managers, and marketing professionals to work with the charity sector and policy makers and politicians to deliver change. The conference will seek to kick-start that transformation. It won’t be a run of the mill “ageing” conference. It will be different. We will challenge and energise you. We want the conference to lead to change. If we are to make the most of the opportunity of age we need to engage businesses and community leaders to act.

Date: Tuesday 29th November
          Time: 9:00am – 18:00pm
          Location: Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA

  • Adfam is excited to announce a free day they are running in London, open for anyone (parent, guardian, kinship & foster carers etc.) who has experienced any form of abusive behavior (physical, verbal, emotional, financial etc.) from a substance-using son or daughter. This will be an opportunity for parents/guardians to come together, meet others like them, obtain skills via training, and discuss issues.

Date: Friday 20th October
         Time: 09:30am – 5:00pm
         Location: Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA
         Cost: Free

Full information and booking form visit here

  • LOPSG would like to invite you to its annual Older People’s Assembly in London The theme this year will be SAFE, WARM, AND HEALTHY which is in keeping with some of the Mayor’s strategies. This is advance notice only, so that you can secure the date, but the full notice will be sent out once arrangements have been firmed up.

         Date: Friday 20th October
         Time: 11:00am  – 4:00pm
         Location: City Hall, in the famous Living Room

Visit the LOPSG website to find out more.



For Your Information

  • A new survey from Malnutrition Task Force and Age UK highlights that having conversations around dying and death is still very much a taboo subject and avoided by many people. The research reveals that over a third of people aren’t comfortable bringing up the subject with a relative or close friend and two in five people admit they do not know their loved ones’ wishes around dying, such as what their preferred type of burial would be. In response, both organisations have produced new resources to help people explore and approach this subject.
  1. What are people doing with their pension pots and are those decisions consistent with their objectives?
  2. Are people taking proportionate advice and guidance and if not, why not?
  3. Is Pension Wise working?
  4. Are the Government and Financial Conduct Authority taking adequate steps to prevent scamming and mis-selling?
  5. Are the freedom and choice reforms part of a coherent retirement saving strategy?


– What Works: Hearing Loss and the Transition to Adulthood. This guide has been produced in partnership by NHS England and the Department for Education and is specifically aimed at organisations that have a role in working with young people with hearing loss through the transition to adulthood, to ensure they receive the right level of provision and support to achieve their ambitions and goals.


– What Works: Hearing Loss and Employment. This guide has been produced in partnership with the Department of Work and  Pensions and is specifically aimed at employers to help them support people with hearing loss so that they can work well and contribute their best in the workplace.


– What Works: Hearing Loss and Healthy Ageing. This guide is specifically aimed at commissioners and medical and social care providers working with older people with hearing loss to support them in maintaining health wellbeing and independence.




  • New intermediate care guideline from NICE
  • Intermediate care focuses on the person’s own strengths and helps them realise their potential to regain independence.  This new guideline from NICE covers referral and assessment for intermediate care and also supports providers to develop a person-centred approach and to deliver efficient and cost-effective services. It has been developed by the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care, a partnership led by SCIE.


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