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Grave and systematic violations

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UN finds that cuts to benefits, social care, the legal system and cuts to local authorities have reversed decades of progress to the rights of persons with disabilities in England. In August 2015 it was revealed in the national press … Read more

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Pam Zinkin reminds us: “Our NHS celebrates 70 years on 5 July”

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There will be a march on 30 June to celebrate and we invite members to make cakes to give to our wonderful NHS staff on 5 July. Some of us remember the time before the NHS when our families were … Read more

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End the Winter Blues party

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We had plenty of food and lots of chat at our “End the Winter Blues” party on 10th February in The Bungalow at Highbury View. It certainly wasn’t an end-to-Winter-start-of-Spring-day! Freezing rain meant that our intrepid party-goers arrived cold and … Read more

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Sotheby Mews reprieve

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The Council has decided to delay the closure of Sotheby Mews Day Centre (Highbury East) until the end of February 2019 allowing more time to iron out details. Local Councillor Osh Gantly told users of the centre that this would … Read more

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Opposition to NHS Accountable Care Organisations

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The High Court on Friday 26 January granted permission to Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Colin Hutchinson, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor Sue Richards and Dr Graham Winyard  to bring a judicial review against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, … Read more

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Interesting speakers at our Forum

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Nina Byrd spoke at our January Forum. Straight from university, Nina is a “breath of fresh air” in the National Pensioners Convention (NPC), where she has joined the team as the Assistant National Officer. Already she is making a difference … Read more

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Beat the scammers!

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In this day and age we are being bombarded with phone and email scammers,who only have one thing on their mind. TO GET IN TO YOUR BANK DETAILS PHONE SCAMMERS Always be on guard when you get a call from … Read more

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Housing crisis – one of the most important domestic issues

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We were pleased to have our old friend, lawyer Liz Davies at our November meeting to speak on the housing crisis. In a nutshell, she said: The housing crisis is one of the most important domestic political issues. It is … Read more

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Key facts and figures (latest data)

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• Rising inflation brought about by the Brexit vote’s impact on the pound has further reduced levels of real pay and placed more strain on household budgets. • 13.5 million people – 21% of the population – were living in … Read more

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Keeping your fuel bills down

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Angelic Energy is owned by Islington Council. It is a not-for-profit energy provider bringing low cost gas and electricity to Londoners. The aim is simple: to save you money on your energy bills. Fuel poverty affects so many people, and … Read more

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