Lewisham Pensioners’ Manifesto aims for grey power

Pensioners are hoping grey power will force decision- makers to give elderly people a better deal. The Lewisham Pensioners’ Forum has published its first-ever Pensioners’ Manifesto, which sets out a list of proposals designed to improve the lives of older people. Those responsible for drawing up the report hope it will help achieve ‘official recognition’ for the contribution the elderly make to society. The manifesto addresses local and national issues and includes a 13-point plan for change including a call for more older people to be included on policy and decision-making bodies, better access to new technologies for pensioners and an improvement in home care services.

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