Farewell to the Age Allies Programme!

“Next up, “Age Ally” Chris took to the stage to give an impassioned speech on the ways in which the Age Allies project had shaped his understanding of age and ageing – even as an older Londoner himself! Chris explained how he had thoroughly enjoyed working with Richard and his fellow Age Allies to help “plant a seed” in the minds of the workshop attendees.”

This month we said farewell to our Age Allies programme, which has come to an end after three successful years. Find out how our goodbye event “Age Allies: Legacy” celebrated the work of the project and suggested ways in which the learning from the project could be carried forward into future campaigns across the age sector.

Knowledge is Power! Arm Yourself Against Rogue Traders this ‘Scams Awareness Month.’

Scams Awareness Month takes place every May and is designed to alert people to scams in their local area. Citizens Advice estimate that ‘every year more than three million people in the UK fall victim to scams’ (www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scams_awareness). So although being successfully targeted by fraudsters may feel embarrassing, it is by no means rare. Hillingdon council, for example, was recently successful in securing justice against a business called SAS Fire and Security Systems Ltd. The company had been targeting older people with expensive security contracts, based on the initial offer of a free alarm. You can read more on this […]