Age Action Alliance Weekly Members News – 9th April 2018

Weekly Members News – 09/04/2018

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Opportunities for Action

Pride in Care – London National Conference

Pride in Care’, the national conference organised by Opening Doors London, Britain’s leading organisation providing support and services to older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.

  • When: 13th June 2018
  • Where: University College London, Roberts Building
  • Cost: £50

While there have been substantial achievements in legislative and human rights for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) people, there is a body of evidence documenting continued concerns about the accessibility, inclusiveness and safety of health and social care provision for this significant population of service users.

This conference provides an opportunity to take stock of where we have got to in responding to the health and social care needs of older LGBT+ people, and shares lessons from the work of Opening Doors London and our partners to help identify new approaches to service delivery and equip you with tools and resources to strengthen future service development.

For information and registration, visit here.


The Future of Ageing Conference 2018

ILC-UK are proud to announce The Future of Ageing Conference date. The annual conferences includes experts from the fields of health, housing, finance, and business to identify challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing society.

  • When: 29th November 2018 – 09:00 – 18:00
  • Where: Copthorne Tara Hotel London, Kensington, W8 5SY
  • Cost: Varies

ILC-UK expect over 250 attendees at the conference, including policy-makers; business leaders; charity sector experts; public sector decision makers; local authority staff; academics; and senior journalists. Last year they had journalists attending from 8 national (UK) newspapers including the FT, Times, Daily Mail, and The Guardian.

For information on speakers and registration, visit here.


Innovation for Ageing

Innovation for Ageing think there is a need for innovation to help us all better support consumers at risk of vulnerability due to, for example, physical disability, illness, dementia or financial exclusion. Innovating for Ageing aims to provide a platform to do this. They’re delivering the world’s first vulnerable consumers innovation sprint which will seek to provide a launchpad for the creation of cutting-edge ideas and solutions to help these groups.

On Tuesday 19th June, they are holding a workshop where we will be inviting individuals and organisations with an expertise in vulnerability to present to the solutions community. 

Visit here to share a problem.

Innovation for Ageing will give visibility to your thoughts about how we need to better support vulnerable consumers. They will also attempt to resolve your problem and  highlight the ideas you raise with Government and regulators.

Your ideas will be presented to the advisory group and judges who will choose which areas our solution community should focus on. Over the summer this group will be asked to submit their ideas, products or services.


For Information

Pensions – Triple LockThe number of pensioners living in poverty in 2050 could be 700,000 higher if the triple lock for the state pension is scrapped, a new report has warned.

This research – carried out by the Pensions Policy Institute – estimates that getting rid of the triple lock could lead to almost 3.5 million older people facing poverty in 2050, compared to 2.8 million if it remains in place.

The report states that scrapping the triple lock would mean low earners are forced to put an extra £540-per-year into their pension to avoid poverty in their retirement.

Visit the Centre for Ageing Better website for the full article


Older People’s Housing

The Centre for Ageing Better has highlighted 4 key areas in how to improve housing and having it meet the needs for people as they age. 

Visit the website here for more info


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