Age UK London is the London-wide charity that campaigns for an Age-friendly London
We have been working to promote the interests of older Londoners for over 40 years. We started our work as the Greater London Conference on Old People’s Welfare, before joining the Age UK network when it was established in 2009.
We work closely with the Age UK network and other older people’s organisations in London to engage with older people, decision makers, service providers and public and private organisations in London to ensure that the voices of older Londoners are heard and their issues addressed. We deliver campaigns and projects that improve the lives of older Londoners and we work to tackle the deep-rooted problems faced by the most vulnerable older Londoners.
For a number of years, we promoted the vision that London should join the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. In June 2018, at our conference on “Tackling Loneliness”, the Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, QC, announced the commitment of the Mayor’s Office to London becoming an Age Friendly City. Since this date, we have campaigned to make an Age-friendly London a reality.
With the number of older Londoners projected to increase by 61.7% between 2017 and 2037, we believe it is essential that the contributions and needs of older Londoners are recognised and met. To make this happen we are committed to campaigning to create sustainable change in support of London becoming an Age-friendly City.
Our campaigns and projects are guided by the 8 key focus areas identified by the WHO that make an Age-friendly City with our current campaigns focusing in particular on: Transport; Housing; and Public Health.
Take a look at our Current Age-friendly London Campaigns
Published on 05 August 2020 03:36 PM
An update on older private renters and their experiences of lockdown
Published on 10 June 2020 05:13 PM
We’re asking Londoners to write to the Mayor of London to call for the suspension to be stopped.
Published on 10 May 2020 09:52 AM
To continue with our Park Walks campaign, we teamed up with our partners to offer you some alternatives to stay active.
Published on 18 December 2019 09:55 AM
Our Park Walks campaign is helping older Londoners to walk and talk in London's green spaces.
Published on 15 October 2019 04:13 PM
We've launched a new campaign to increase take-up of the flu vaccine across London.
Published on 10 September 2019 12:09 PM
We're calling on Local Authorities to introduce selective property licensing to protect older private renters.
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