Tag Archives: Greater London Forum for Older People

Make older people a Mayoral priority!

Three months today, on 3 May 2012, up to two million Londoners aged 50+ will cast their votes in the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections. We know that older people are more likely to vote in elections than other age groups. The Mayor plays a key role in running London and many of his/her areas of responsibility can have a direct effect on older people’s lives and wellbeing.

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On the buses

An activist at the Day of Action in Camden

On Tuesday 6 September, Age UK London, Greater London Forum for Older People and Transport for All held a Day of Action as part of  its On the buses campaign. At 10.30am, 200 older and disabled activists from across London gathered at four meeting points – at Vauxhall, Liverpool Street, Camden Town and Marylebone stations – to board buses to Westminster.

The aim of the bus ride was to raise awareness of the barriers older and disabled people face when travelling by bus in London, and to demand that older and disabled people are able to use buses with the same freedom and independence as everyone else.

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