Later Life Ambitions aims to encourage today’s decision makers to confront the challenges of tomorrow.
Later Life Ambitions brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners through the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance, and the National Association of Retired Police Officers Association. Our members have ambitious aspirations for the next generation of pensioners. From fair pensions to safe and sustainable care services, and from accessible housing to regular bus services to promote independence, we require bold and forward-looking action from our political leaders. With your support, we want to change the terms of the debate – to focus on the ambitions of pensioners rather than the perceived ‘costs’ to the rest of society. So we urge you to join us in calling for an aspirational and ambitious future for those in later life.
Download our briefing on Free TV licences for over 75s here.
Later Life Ambitions has created a toolkit to help you write to your local MP , ahead of the publication of the Social Care Green Paper, asking them to support LLA’s policy proposals and ensure that they are considered in the coming Green Paper. You can find and download the toolkit here, where there is also additional information about how you find our who your local MP is, and how you can generate support for the recommendations that our members hope to see. CLICK HERE FOR THE LLA SOCIAL CARE GREEN PAPER TOOLKIT
The Government has rejected many of the policy recommendations made in a report by a cross-party committee of Lords who focus on tackling intergenerational unfairness. The Committee set out a raft of policies aimed at “retaining the supportive relationship between generations and taking a long-term policy approach”, some of which Later Life Ambitions (LLA) are concerned would have a negative impact on the well-being and security of older people across the UK.
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.
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.
Later Life Ambitions has developed policy positions on the key issues that matter to our members. From housing to the state of the NHS, we use these policy positions to respond to Government consultations, influence policy decisions and interact with MPs. Click here to view.
Later Life Ambitions is about communicating the real voices of pensioners, and future pensioners to politicians and policy makers. To do, this we need your involvement. We are calling upon older people, and their friends and family, to share their stories, and experiences, to ensure that we are able to fully represent your views. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 020 7592 9592 or follow us on Twitter.