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THE SCANDAL OF ATTACKS ON THE WINDRUSH GENERATION

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Luke Daniels, Chair of Caribbean Labour Solidarity spoke at our September meeting. He said that the way the Windrush generation and their families are treated reminded him of slavery! The whole ideology of racism is behind the Windrush scandal. People … Read more

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Budget: “inadequate” and “temporary” on social care

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The main issue of concern to many older people and their families in the budget is that of social care funding. Once again the Chancellor reiterated that the Green Paper on social care would be published shortly, but did not … Read more

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Working until you drop

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An estimated 23 million people will need to keep working beyond retirement age, according to new research by Canada Life. The rising cost of living, the decline of many final salary occupational pension schemes and poor returns on savings mean … Read more

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“Deep concern. . . . healing through investing. . . .we older people believe in the youth of today. . . .”

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WE REPORTED LAST MONTH: At least £39m has been cut from London council youth services in the last seven years Across 22 councils, 800 youth service full-time posts have been removed An inquiry into the capital’s youth services found that … Read more

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The Windrush Scandal

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There are too many examples for us to publish here, of people who have been shut out and hounded by the Home Office as a result of inhuman, racist immigration policies. But let us take just one local victim . … Read more

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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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