Category: 2021 notices

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.



The Mayor of London and London Assembly Elections are on 6 May 2021

Make sure you vote.

To vote by proxy contact [email protected] or 0208 489 1000

https://www.londonelects.org.uk

The London Region NPC asks candidates to comment on its manifesto.



April 2021 news and bulletin

Here is your April Bulletin

Mary Feilding Care Home

Several newspaper reports alert us to the sale of Mary Feilding Care Home, Highgate, where Hetty Bower, our founding member and Britain’s oldest anti-war campaigner, died aged 108 in 2013. Some of the present residents of over 100 years old have 3 months to find a new home.

Our MP, Catherine West, asks us to sign her petition here to halt the plans.

Press Coverage:

March 18th, Ham & High Broadway, page 6

March 25th, Ham & High Broadway, page 27 ‘MP calls for review of Mary Feilding Guild care home sale’, also a letter on page 20 from Haringey councillors calling for the sale and evictions to be stopped.

April 1st, Ham & High, pages 22 & 23 “‘We are united’ Mary Feilding Guild residents protest care home close.”
On page 19 of the same edition Sue Hessel, local campaigner for informal carers, asks how secure is our tenure when moving into a care home.

April 1st, Daily Express, “Shameful… it’s profit over people”

March 11th, Ham & High Broadway, page 17, Hornsey Pensioners column on our call for a public inquiry into Covid deaths.

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