In July this year Raymond Martin, managing director of the British Toilet Association (BTA), described the shortage of public toilets in Britain as a crisis.
The media promotes the use of the internet as if it’s as cheap as the air you breathe. Everything promoted by TV programs pressurises viewers to think that using the internet is normal. Many take the internet for granted without realising the difficulties for 17 million people who do not use the internet – 45% of whom are older people.
The jury is still out on whether we’re over the pandemic. Recovery continues, summer holidays taken by some, but there are still rising cases and as the threat remains measures will need to be
taken in the Autumn with a bumpy ride ahead, even another lockdown could be on the cards.
Being able to travel independently is so important when it comes to living life to the fullest. Unfortunately, according to new research by specialist lawyers Bolt Burdon Kemp, disabled people are far more likely to have issues travelling via public transport than able-bodied people. Around a quarter of Londoners aged 50 and over are disabled compared with 12.7 per cent of Londoners aged 16 to 49 . The proportion of London’s population that are disabled increases with age and 52% of all Londoners aged 65 and over are disabled. The new research found that, despite being the best city in […]
For many of the UK’s 2.2 million ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ people who were advised to shield at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving home for the first time in many months was a daunting thought.
Age UK London hosts the London Age-friendly Transport group, which is a working group of the London Age-friendly Forum. We meet regularly to discuss what more can be done to make travelling in London more age-friendly.
Dehydration is associated with a higher risk of ill health in older people, from having an infection, a fall or being admitted to hospital.
Age UK London recently hosted its Older Londoners’ Election Hustings 2021 and have also released its Manifesto.
We asked the leading London Mayoral Candidates if they would write a blog post for older Londoners. Here we have the fifth piece from Sadiq Khan, the Labour candidate.
Age UK London recently hosted its Older Londoners’ Election Hustings 2021 and have also released its Manifesto. We asked the leading London Mayoral Candidates if they would write a blog post for older Londoners. Here we have the fourth piece from Sian Berry, the Green candidate.
It is crucial that we have a city that works for everyone, including older Londoners who have experienced our city’s history and can guide us towards the future. My grandfather was a Windrush immigrant who fought for Britain in the Second World War. His grandson is the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London. This story is only possible in London.