London Age is Age UK London’s quarterly stakeholder magazine, distributed among third sector organisations, individuals in London’s local and regional government and those working in the health and social care sectors.
Each issue invites experts from across the public and third sectors to share their knowledge and expertise on pressing current issues that affect London’s older people. London Age is funded by London Councils.
Your vote matters! In this edition we look ahead to the London borough Council elections. We start by revealing the key points of “MakeLondon’s Boroughs Age Friendly!” the new manifesto for the local elections from Age UKs in London. Also in this edition, we asked London-wide representatives from the three leading parties within London borough councils to outline their vision for older Londoners. In alphabetical order, we hear from: Conservative Leader of Kingston Council, Kevin Davis; Ruth Dombey, the Liberal Democrat Leader of Sutton Council; and Labour’s Leader for Health and Adult Social Care for London Councils, Richard Watts. We then hear from Age UK’s Charity Director Caroline Abrahams, who runs the rule over the upcoming green paper on care and support for older people.
We look to future in this edition of London Age, as we discuss a number of ways that London can become as age friendly as possible. Councillor Richard Livingstone starts things off by updating us on the ways in which Southwark Council has been adapting to support older people in the borough. We then explore our recent findings from our Older Private Sector Tenants Programme, by discussing the launch event of our research report "Living in Fear: Experiences of Older Private Renters in London". Daniela Silcock of the Pensions Policy Institute asks whether ageism could affect our pension contributions and Gordon Deuchars investigates Mayor of London’s recent public consultations into a variety of issues affecting older Londoners. Next up is an investigation into ageism in film before we conclude by chatting to Richard Norman about his work on our Age Allies project.
This edition of London Age is dedicated to celebrating our past projects and looking forward to the successes still to come. We start by saying goodbye to our hugely successful "Fit 4 Purpose" project, before introducing you to our brand new programmes "Age Allies" and "The Way Ahead". Ever wondered how we prioritise our work and campaigns? Wonder no more as Ben Donovan explains our "Your Priorities" survey. There's also space to space to discuss the Mayor of London's new Transport Strategy, as well as the ways in which The Queen's Speech will affect older people. We also include a sneak preview of one of our recent blog posts and include the stories and experiences of a number of older private renters. Finally, we place Carl Francis in the hotseat to find out all about his daily life on the Age UK London Business Directory.
This edition of London Age focusses on the plight of older private sector tenants in London. We feature a national report from Age UK, Ageing in Squalor and Distress, a report on the poor conditions many private renters around the country are living in; a report from the Age UK London interim conference on our Older Private Sector Tenants project, funded by the Nationwide Foundation; Gordon Deuchars gives us ideas as to how the problems can be solved in London; Susanna Bass, TfL, tells us how much her team enjoyed volunteering for Age UK London by hosting a Techy Tea Party; Tom Leslie shares the story of his ultra-marathon experience, walking the coast of the Isle of Wight for Age UK London; and George Harvey gives his views on the work Age UK London have been doing recently on loneliness and isolation.
This edition of London Age focusses on air quality in London. Andrea Lee tells us how the Healthy Air Campaign are winning the fight against the Government over their failure to comply with their own standards; Cllr Maisie Anderson answers the question ‘whose problem is air quality?’; Cllr Paul Gadsby shares how grassroots organisations in his borough are challenging poor air quality; and Donnachadh McCarthy continues our environmental theme by giving older Londoners advice on how to make money from their energy bills. Additionally Gordon Deuchars introduces two new schemes from the Mayor of London that could help older private sector tenants, David Shalit MBE gives us his perspective as a patient, and George Harvey shares his experiences of working for Age UK London.
In this issue we focus upon older people and the arts: Joyce Wilson tells us why Arts Council England fund arts for older people; David Slater ponders the effects of older people’s arts programmes globally; and Kurban Haji shares the impact the arts have had upon his life. There are updates from Age UK London too as we report on the Older Private Sector Tenants Programme and say farewell to outgoing CEO Sam Mauger. There's also time to discuss the new and improved Age UK London Blog and feature an example article on regeneration by Janine Aldridge. To cap it all off we place the Business Directory's Zainab Addo in the hotseat to discuss her reasons for volunteering to help older people.
In this issue we look at whether or not London is 'age friendly'. Anna Dixon tells us why she wants to see London become age friendly; we hear from Cllr Stephanie Cryan who tells us what Southwark are doing to make the entire borough age friendly; Anne-Sophie Parent shares experiences from across the continent; we have a summary of a King’s College London Report about how age friendly London is; we have information about a new scheme from the Mayor of London; and we meet Catherine Morrison who works on Healthwatch City of London’s new City Health online directory.
Winter 2015 (December)
In this issue we look at the journey 'Bolder Voices' have made on their way to a new film, 'Love That Freedom Pass!'; Transport for London give us an insight into their Customer Service Training; we hear about Boris & Ingrid, a new play exploring age issues; the final piece of 'Eco-advice' in our series; and a look at the impact Age UK London have had in 2014/15.
This edition of London Age focusses on different aspects of housing for older Londoners. There is an article by Tina Wathern from Stonewall Housing on housing options for older LGBT Londoners; Maria Brenton considers a cohousing project in London; the Age UK London Trading team give an insight into adapting your home for older age; Jennifer Peters from the GLA discusses The London Plan; Joe Oldman shares how older people need more housing options; and there are regular articles by Donnachadh McCarthy and in our 'In the Hotseat' series.
Read our latest edition focussing on dementia. We have articles from Esther Watts about making London dementia friendly; Methodist Housing Association tell us about some of the ways in which they care for residents with dementia; Claire Gaulier tells us about her book 'Dementia, Culture and Ethnicity'; Age UK London's campaign 'Tell Me!' launches; and we have thes econd in our series of 'Eco-friendly Elderly'.
Winter 2015 (January)
Read about the plans for our 2015 'Tell Me!' campaign, the work done by Music in Hospitals, London Councils work on Freedom Pass renewals, Positive Ageing in London's research into Welfare Reforms, Age UK London's 2013/14 Impact Report and the first in a four part series on 'eco-friendly elderly'!
Read about Big Energy Saving Week, WellVine, Transport for London's latest road safety campaign, Song for London and how you could leave a legacy.
Spring 2014 - Redefining Ageing
Read about Age UK London's latest campaign with Transport for All, the work that was done with MGCFutures theatre group, the latest from Capital Age Festival, the most recent Positive Ageing in London event and Transport for London's work on accessibility.
Winter 2014 - Digital Inclusion... The Next Steps
Read about Age UK London's latest report, 'Wealth of the Web' and how organisations in London are tackling the issue of Digital Inclusion. Other articles include Transport for London outlining their new pedestrian safety campaign and a report on Age UK London's ivolvement at the 2013 Lord Mayor's Show.