Resources for Older People's Organisations in London

A new set of Age UK London downloadable E-bulletins are available here.  They include updates on older people’s housing, relevant health and social care changes, older people’s social contribution and ageing and equalities issues.

Two articles have recently been published  in Health and Social Care in the community,  resulting from research by the University of York’s Social Policy Research Unit. Full references and links:


Gridley, K., Brooks, J. and Glendinning, C. (forthcoming) Good practice in social care: the views of people with severe and complex needs and those who support them, Health and Social Care in the Community, (Available online from 3 April 2014).


Gridley, K., Brooks, J. and Glendinning, C. (2014) Good practice in social care for disabled adults and older people with severe and complex needs: evidence from a scoping review, Health and Social Care in the Community, 22, 3, 234-248.


Age UK London’s Fit 4 Purpose project produces a series of E-bulletins on issues including equalities, housing, 50+ skills and contributions. The latest series are on the Age UK London website now.



Age UK London has just launched a report outlining recommendations for getting more of the 2.1 million older people in London online.

View the report on the Age UK London website here. 

78% of Londoners aged over 75 are not online and a total of 661,000 people over the age of 55 in London have never used the internet; Wealth of the Web: Broadening Horizons Online tackles the issue of how to decrease these figures. Specific recommendations are made for older people themselves, the Age UK London Network, voluntary sector organisations, regional and local government, funders and those in the private sector.

The report was launched at an event organised by Positive Ageing in London attended by some 65 people including representatives from the Cabinet Office, Department for Work and Pensions, GLA, Ofcom, Lloyds Bank, IBM UK and Digital Unite as well as a wide range of academics, older people’s organisations and voluntary bodies.

Age UK London’s latest set of downloadable quarterly bulletins produced as part of the Fit 4 Purpose project are now online: go to to read our Health and Social Care Bulletin,  Councillors’ Bulletin, London Age Professionals’ Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin, 50+ Skills and Contributions Bulletin or Housing Bulletin.

Age UK London have just published their latest set of bulletins online.

The bulletins include a:

  • Health and Social Care Bulletin
  • Councillors’ Bulletin
  • Equalities Bulletin
  • Professional Briefing
  • Housing Bulletin
  • Skills and Contributions Bulletin.

You can download and view the Bulletins online on the Age UK London website and you can view more publications that may be useful to you here.


Supporting older LGBT people

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Gordon Deuchars in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Opening Doors London,  has produced an Equalities Checklist showing how social care providers can support older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in care settings. This is against the background that older LGBT people often do not “come out” and their needs are often not recognised by social care providers. To discuss the issues further please contact Stacey Halls – 0207 121 3331,

Age UK London have made all their briefings available online.

As part of the Fit 4 Purpose project, Age UK London produce a quarterly Councillor’s Bulletin, Health and Social Care Bulletin, Equalities Bulletin and a Professional Briefing.

All downloadable issues can be seen here