Category: 2020 notices

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Greetings December 2020

This greetings card was on the back page of the December bulletin.

Seasons Greetings, Side 1
Seasons Greetings, Side 2

Find the newsletter from Haringey Circle here.

All is not well. Check out what is happening to the NHS and to Social Care:

Under Cover of Covid

Please support the campaign for a National Care Support and Independent Living Service (NaCSILS)

London Mayor election

Demand a vice mayor for older people. Our London Region NPC manifesto.

November 2020: are we ready for lockdown?

The November Bulletin is packed with information plus a war story. Download it here.

What can we do to save the planet?

Send in whatever you pledge to do. When combined our group may win an Earthshot Prize! See the Earthshot website here.

NHS England makes progress towards a privatised NHS while we cope with the pandemic. Read more about Integrated Care Systems.

October 2020 – Hornsey Better Prepared!

September 2020: now autumn and still coping with Covid-19.

TV Tower at Alexandra
Palace where we held
our protest on July 30th.
London NPC members
at Westminster
on July 30th

Read the September bulletin here

For those who missed this seminar on Isolation and Loneliness:

Younger people suffer from loneliness more than the elderly. Guest Speaker Dr. Jenny Groarke – Lecturer in Health Psychology – Queen’s University Belfast – Tuesday 25 August 2020.

Make sure you get your copy of ‘Goodbye Cinderella’

August 2020 Bulletin

First broadcast November 2nd 1936
Hornsey Pensioners protest at the Alexandra Palace TV Tower

5.4 million people aged over 75 are now expected to pay the TV licence on August 1st or be cut off.  It costs £157.50 per year. You will receive a bill through the post. Ignore other communications – BEWARE SCAMS!

The concessionary TV licence is still available to those on Pension Credit.  If you are finding it difficult to make ends meet,  apply for pension credit now! 

According to the Government, more than three million households are eligible for pension credit, but four out of 10 fail to claim the benefit – in many cases because they don’t realise they’re entitled to it.

Find the AgeUK advice on how to apply.

Click here for the AgeUK advice

How do I claim Pension Credit?

First make sure you’ve reached the qualifying age.

It only takes one phone call and you won’t have to fill in a form. Call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 (textphone: 0800 169 0133). They will fill in the application for you over the phone. It’ll be quicker if you have the following details to hand: National Insurance number, Bank account details, Information about your income, savings and investments, Details of any housing costs (such as mortgage, interest payments, service charges), Partner’s details (if you have a partner)