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.
If you are an MP, peer or someone interested in observing the work of the group, please contact Rachael Chrisp, Secretariat to the APPG Ageing and older people, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 03 31614.
The following are the subjects the APPG for Ageing and Older People discussed in the last Parliament. Minutes can also be downloaded below.
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 Rachael Chrisp, Secretariat to the APPG Ageing and older people, at email@example.com or 0203 03 31614.