Age UK provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Ageing and Older People.
The APPG works to engage with the political and legislative issues before parliament affecting people in later life. The group covers a wide range of issues from housing and transport to health and social care.
Arts, Culture and Older People - Monday 20 February - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Arts Council England and the APPG will be hosting a roundtable discussion on arts, culture and older people. The roundtable will explore how arts and culture improve older people’s health, well-being and quality of life.
The meeting is open for Parliamentarians.
We will hear from arts organisations about their ground-breaking work with older people, including those living with dementia and Parkinson’s.
Following the APPG’s Annual General Meeting in October, the group has agreed its work plan for the upcoming year. Exact dates for upcoming meetings are still to be confirmed.
Mental health - Monday 20 March
This session will cover issues including depression, loneliness and dementia.
Diversity of older people - Monday 22 May
This session will look at and celebrate the diversity of older people. 2017 will be the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 (Royal Assent on 27 July 1967).
Positive attitudes to growing older/positive representation of older people - Monday 10 July
This topic will include how to support older workers and ensuring that work is fulfilling, but also linking the discussion to representation and combatting stereotypes.
The following are the subjects the APPG for Ageing and Older People discussed in recent meetings.
Ageing in rural areas (January 2017)
The meeting examined the barriers and combination of challenges that older people face in rural areas, as well as discussing best practice and exploring case studies from local projects.
Safeguarding older people from abuse and neglect (December 2016)
This session examined the issues of elder abuse, scams, domestic violence and family abuse.
Annual General Meeting (October 2016)
During this meeting the APPG re-elected its co-chairs and agreed its work plan for the year ahead.
Minutes, 2016 AGM (PDF 82 KB)
Older carers and working (October 2016)
This Joint Meeting of the APPG for Carers and for Ageing and Older People looked at the challenges and barriers facing older carers as they attempt to juggle their caring responsibilities with work. The session looked at the business case for supporting carers in the workplace, as well as what is needed to improve the employment prospects of older carers.
Integration and devolution: How does it affect older people? (May 2016)
This meeting looked at integration and devolution and how it affects older people. The group discussed how health and social care provision can work together, looked at the democratic accountability in the newly devolved systems as well as the opportunities for integrated care programmes, and heard from a service user on their experiences being part of an integrated care programme.
Minutes, May 2016 (PDF 170 KB)
Housing our ageing population (March 2016)
This meeting looked at whether we have the housing we need for an ageing population, by looking at different kinds of homes such as lifetime homes, as well as independence and supporting people to stay in their homes for longer.
Minutes, March 2016 (PDF 121 KB)
Ageing alone: combating loneliness in later life (February 2016)
This meeting looked at how local authorities, health organisations and local communities are addressing loneliness among older people. The group also heard from a volunteer and beneficiary of Age UK’s telephone befriending service,Call in Time.
Minutes, February 2016 (PDF 119 KB)
Ageing today: new approaches and positive steps (December 2015)
This meeting focused on the benefits of physical activity for older people and innovative schemes to encourage take up, as well as innovative best practice and any potential barriers to making that best practice more mainstream.
Minutes, December 2015 (PDF 122 KB)
Want to attend?
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these meetings, please contact email@example.com or 020 3033 1226.