Category: 2021 notices
Don’t Be Scared of Scams:
Just Learn to be Aware
Wednesday Nov 17th, 1.30pm start
Hornsey Parish Church Hall,
Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH
Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park, Doors open from 1pm. NB Doors may be kept open so bring warm clothing.
Click here to find the November Bulletin
The Triple Lock is essential to uprate the State Pension, but is in danger. Click here to see the latest NPC press release.
Fuel Poverty and Excess Winter Deaths
‘Fuel Poverty Action’ say know your rights. Click here for a mini-guide to your energy rights.
On Nov. 26th pensioners protest at Excess Winter Deaths. Click here for a leaflet about the protest.
Ham & High published our column on Oct. 21st. Click here to see the text.
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.
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).
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.
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