We are a membership organisation established in 1986 providing a voice for the pensioners of Islington about the issues affecting them. We champion the rights and dignity of pensioners, locally, London-wide and nationally and our aim is to reduce isolation and loneliness.
Join our demonstration on Monday 31 October 12 noon
Governments have a CONTRACT with UK pensioners to ensure that the state pension is increased each year in line with either:
(a) wages (b) the cost of living (c) 2.5% – whichever is the highest.
IT IS CALLED “THE TRIPLE LOCK”.
But the Chancellor has not directly answered questions about whether he will include this in his budget statement.
Join us on Monday 31 October 12 noon
At Islington Town Hall
To raise our demand for the government to keep its promise to ensure that the state pension is increased in line with the 10 per cent increase in the Cost of Living.
Thousands of workers of younger generations – British Rail, Royal Mail, Passenger Transport, the NHS – are already taking part in strike ballots because their wages are below the Cost of Living … in supporting them , we also have a duty to protect the basic state pension, not only for ourselves, but for future pensioners. Handing out sums of money to help with the cost of heating is welcome, but we have to pay for so many other needs, and end up having to decide on heating or eating! So we need:
A LIVING STATE PENSION!
Also we are joining Islington Council to:
OPPOSE GOVERNMENT-IMPOSED AUSTERITY – an attack on local and national services for all generations.
Our new IPF Committee
We elected our Committee to take us forward over the next year, delighted to see many familiar faces and some new ones.
Re-elected were: Bob Collins (chair), Frances Bradley, Joyce Herron, David Milner, Dot Gibson, Pam Zinkin, Annette Thomas, Luke Daniels and Eddie Zissler. Newly elected are: Elaine Durack (Secretary), Felicia Puddicombe and Jan Pollock.
INFORMATION ABOUT ISLINGTON PENSIONERS FORUM
Through our monthly Forum meeting at Islington Town Hall and by sending out our monthly newsletter we highlight issues that affect older people such as the state pension and health services. We campaign to raise awareness and make changes to save post offices, the freedom pass and anything that affects pensioners.
We send out 800 newsletters a month to 500 individual members and 300 organisations. We now aim to extend that reach online and to all generations as these issues that we highlight affect everyone. You too will be old! If you’re lucky…
Any pensioners living in Islington are welcome to join us. Just fill in the membership form and send it back to us IPF-membership-form. (PDF)
Call us on 020 7226 7687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our latest newsletter here Newsletter September 2022
Islington Pensioners Forum, 1a Providence Court, Providence Place, Upper Street, London N1 0RN. We are in the alley next to Screen On The Green cinema opposite Islington Green.
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