Age UK London consults older people and local organisations in a wide variety of ways to develop our campaigns and our responses to official bodies. This includes surveys, our older people's Opinion Exchange, e-mails, social media and consultative meetings.
For example, in July 2014 we held a policy discussion event with high level speakers including London’s Deputy Mayor responsible for Equalities, attended by 71 older people from at least 27 local organisations. You can read more about this event and the issues older people raised here.
Here are some recent responses we have made to official consultations, drawing on what older people and local groups have told us:
As part of Age UK London’s ongoing commitments to raising the voice and addressing the needs of older Londoners, each year a report is published containing the results of an annual research project targeted to discover issues of relevance to older Londoners such that they can be considered in prioritisation of influencing activities.
You can read our 'Your Priorities' reports below: