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All-Party Parliamentary Group

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. At the moment, we are conducting all of our work virtually.

Age UK also provides the secretariat for the APPG on State Pension Inequality for Women. 

Want to find out more?

If you're interested in finding out more or want to attend any of these meetings, please email us.

Meeting older people’s needs during lockdown

On 8 July we met to discuss whether the needs of the most vulnerable older people were being met during lockdown, and how they can be met in the long term. We know that Covid-19 has impacted directly and indirectly on older people more than other groups and realistically life will not return to normal for older people in our communities for years to come. More must be done therefore to protect older people’s care provision, ability to access vital services, and their physical and mental health.

Decent and accessible homes for older people

July 2019 - APPG report launch: Decent and Accessible Homes for Older People

On 4 July 2019, we launched our report 'Decent and accessible homes for older people. The report was published after an in-depth inquiry to understand the detrimental impact of poor housing on older people's physical, mental and social wellbeing.

The report contains 13 recommendations that look at the impact of poor quality, inaccessible housing on health, issues in supported housing and the private rented sector and the importance of home improvement agencies.

Read the full report

Human rights and older people

June 2018 - APPG report launch: Protecting our rights as we age

On 27 June 2018, we proudly launched our report Protecting our rights as we age, which calls on the UK government to support an international convention on the rights of older people.

This was one of several recommendations following an inquiry into the human rights of older people, set up to understand the challenges facing older people and how their rights could be better protected. The convention would support eradicating discrimination towards older people globally across areas like money, health, and employment.

Read our report to find out more.

Protecting our rights as we age (PDF, 217 KB)

Future meetings

The APPG for Ageing and Older people is currently planning future meetings on a range of topics that affect older people. Look out for updates on this page, and if you'd like to be added to the APPG's mailing list for updates on the group's plans, email rhianon.steeds@ageuk.org.uk or call 020 3033 1226.

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Last updated: Oct 01 2020

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