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Political and parliamentary Round-up: Social care, pensioner benefits and the post office network

Political and parliamentary Round-up: Social care, pensioner benefits and the post office network

10 May 2019

A number of key issues that Later Life Ambitions campaigns on have been in the news this week, including the long-term funding of social care, pensioner benefits and the future of the local post office.

LLA has been vocal in standing up for our views and beliefs in what support and opportunities older people need to lead full, ambitious lifestyles. This blog provides a brief overview of the debates that have taken place this week.

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The BBC explain the TV licence consultation for LLA members

The BBC explain the TV licence consultation for LLA members

10 April 2019

I know the future of TV licences for the over 75s is important to many readers. It’s an issue we’re taking very seriously as well.

To explain the situation, currently all households with people over 75 are entitled to a free TV licence. This Government-funded scheme, which is expected to cost £745m by 2021/22, comes to an end next year. It is for the BBC to decide on any future scheme – and to pay for it.

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Brexit: The week ahead

Brexit: The week ahead

25 March 2019

Brexit’s domination of British politics shows no sign of abating.

For many, following the process has become too time consuming and complicated, but Later Life Ambitions are determined to help our members stay up-to-date during a significant juncture in the country’s history. Read more

Brexit and Older People – January 2019 Update

Brexit and Older People – January 2019 Update

16 January 2019

After months of domestic political differences and negotiations with the EU, Brexit continues to dominate British politics. The long-term effect of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU remains unclear and much needs to be agreed before the future implications of Brexit can be fully understood.
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The Budget 2019 – what do the policies mean for older people?

The Budget 2019 – what do the policies mean for older people?

13 November 2018

Just over a week ago, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond delivered the Budget – a statement made to the House of Commons on the nation’s finances and the Government’s proposals for changes to spending. Later Life Ambitions has analysed the key announcements and what they mean for you.    Read more

The Intergenerational Contract – where are we now?

The Intergenerational Contract – where are we now?

31 October 2018

Earlier this year the Resolution Foundation published a report, A new Generational Contract, which examined the intergenerational divides between a number of cohorts.
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Later Life Ambitions supports Age UK’s Crisis in Care Campaign

Later Life Ambitions supports Age UK’s Crisis in Care Campaign

20 August 2018

Later Life Ambitions supports Age UK’s ‘Penny the Piggy Bank’ campaign to draw attention to the crisis in adult social care.  The campaign aims to highlight the savings that could be made by properly funding social care. Read more

Improving access to GP services a key issue for older people

Improving access to GP services a key issue for older people

24 July 2018

In a survey of nearly 900 older people carried out by Later Life Ambitions, over 72% have rated their overall experience of the NHS positively. Read more

Later Life Ambitions recommendations included in key new report on funding for social care

Later Life Ambitions recommendations included in key new report on funding for social care

10 July 2018

The Health and Social Care and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committees have published their joint report into the long-term funding of adult social care.  

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Later Life Ambitions responds to the Intergenerational Commission’s report: A New Generational Contract

Later Life Ambitions responds to the Intergenerational Commission’s report: A New Generational Contract

18 May 2018

The intergenerational contract is an important feature of a well-functioning society. In practice, it means that the experience of each generation should be fair, whether it be access to care, career opportunities, benefits, pensions or a place to call home. Read more

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