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Our 1st Live Meeting In 19 Months: Mind Over Matter – Depression?

WEDNESDAY September 15th 2021 at 1.30pm

Our speaker, expert by experience, will recount how she dealt with her own problems. Plus a discussion on local support services.

Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH (Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park. Doors open from 1pm.

NB. All doors will be kept open, so bring warm clothing.)

The September bulletin has lots of news.

Hornsey Pensioners in the Ham & High

Hornsey Pensioners Action Group had a letter published in the Ham & High on September 2nd and a column printed on September 9th. https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/janet-shaprio-on-hornsey-pensioners-action-group-8296546



August 2021 bulletin

Read the August bulletin here. Take note of all the warnings. There is a video of the local flooding and our usual story page.

Health & Care Bill

The National Pensioners Convention, General Secretary, Jan Shortt has written to all MPs urging them to oppose this bill. Anyone can use her letter that can be found at www.npcuk.org to help them write to their own MP. Read more in the August bulletin.

Our column in Ham & High Broadway

Hornsey Pensioners Action Group have a regular column in Ham & High Broadway. For the one printed on July 29th, download the word file here. or use the link: https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/janet-shapiro-on-nhs-and-care-bill-8182578 

Free prescriptions consultation. DO RESPOND!

Department of Health and Social Care  Published 1 July 2021 Consultation to last 2 months. See Consultation on aligning the upper age for NHS prescription exemptions with State Pension age – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) The consultation seeks views from the public, healthcare organisations and staff on options for implementing a change in the age at which people in England become eligible for free prescriptions from the current age of 60, to 66 years of age. See the HPAG response in the August bulletin.

Haringey Over 50s Forum

Their website is at https://ho50s.org.uk A recent message is: ‘Members are again encouraged to sign this online petition to ‘Create a legal right for patients to receive timely face-to-face GP appointments’ on https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/587701. James Cowling [email protected] offers to help to access the petition or the committee can help.

National Pensioners Convention June Webinars

There were 4 webinars to replace the usual seaside convention.

Reports of these are given here and here.



July 2021 bulletin and news

The July Bulletin can be downloaded here.

A report of the first 2 webinars can be downloaded. These virtual presentations replace the usual live NPC convention at the seaside.

‘Eccentric home of intellectuals is lost after 144 years’. This is a report about the Mary Feilding Guild care Home in the Ham & High on July 1st – Writer Francis Beckett on Mary Feilding Guild closure | Hampstead Highgate Express (hamhigh.co.uk).



June 2021 bulletin

Find bulletin here. Our plans for a live meeting in June had to be cancelled, but you do have the opportunity to join with National Pensioners Convention webinars that replace the usual live Convention at Southport. Please invite members to join with you if you intend to attend.

Safeguard your NHS data. Urgent news from NPC.

Thank you to Sarah James outgoing Haringey Cabinet member for Adults and Health. Note that Sarah responded very quickly to the letter from Jan Shortt about the threat to Mary Feilding Guild Care Home.

Baroness Barran replied to Jan Shortt’s letter about Mary Feilding Care Home. However her advice is not helpful.

The National Pensioners Convention has published its horror that Mary Feilding Care Home has been closed and residents evicted.



May 2021 Bulletin announcing plan for public meeting on June 16th

Find it here

Correspondence about Mary Feilding Care Home

Find the letter from Jan Shortt to Haringey councillors here.

Find the reply from Cllr. James here.

Press release issued May 4th

More information includes a Taxicard update and Oriel invitation to help with planning the move of Moorfields from City Road.

Information on Taxicard ——— Oriel invitation

Pictures of demo against the Centene purchase of ‘The Laurels Medical Practice’ :

Laurels Demo 22APR21 – photographer Stephen Furner
Laurels Demo 22APR21 – photographer Stephen Furner