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  • September’s Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s NPC Campaign! bulletin is now available to download. The colour version can be downloaded here and the black and white easy print version here. This edition covers a new report into the effect that cuts are having on See more ›

  • August’s NPC Campaign! Bulletin

    This month’s NPC Campaign! bulletin contains information on the UN Older People’s Day on 1 October, the NPC lobby of Parliament called fro 5 November, a recent High Court judgement affecting the future of local authority funded care, concerns over See more ›

  • Speaking Out! Summer 2014 edition now available

    The latest edition of the NPC’s Minority Elders’ Committee’s newsletter – Speaking Out! – is now available to download here. It includes a report on the recent Dementia conference held by the group earlier this year.

  • NPC July Campaign Bulletin now available

    This month’s NPC Campaign! bulletin features an admission by pensions minister, Steve Webb that he over simplified his explanation of the new single-tier state pension in order to make it seem more attractive, a brief overview of the recent NPC See more ›

  • Pensioners’ Parliament Programme 2014

    The NPC’s annual Pensioners’ Parliament begins on Tuesday 17 June 2014, at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Tickets are priced £6 and can be bought on the door. A programme for the event can be viewed here.

  • NPC June Campaign Bulletin now available

    This month’s NPC Campaign  Bulletin is available now to download. It features information on the NPC’s Pensioners’ Manifesto, proposed changes to who can qualify for social care services at home, new details about how much tax older people continue to See more ›

  • The Future of Health and Social Care

    The NPC has made a detailed submission to the King’s Fund’s recent Commission looking at the future of health and social care in England. In line with the Convention’s policy, the submission calls for the introduction of a National Health See more ›

  • NPC Health Newsletter

    The second NPC Health Working Party newsletter is now available to download here.

  • Find out what the Budget means to you

    The NPC has produced an easy to read guide to the main changes affecting older people that were announced in the March 2014 Budget. You can download a copy here.

  • NPC pays tribute to Bob Crow

    The NPC is saddened to hear of the sudden death of RMT leader, Bob Crow. Both the union and Bob have always been very supportive of the pensioner movement and his death is a tragic blow to all those standing See more ›


  • Put Patients First

    The NPC has given its support to a new campaign launched by the Royal College of GPs called  Put patients first: Back general practice. In June, the RCGPs launched a national petition calling on the four governments of the UK to See more ›

  • March for the NHS

    The NPC is proud to be supporting a new campaign, organised mainly by a group of young mothers from the North East, in support of the NHS. For more details see the poster here.

  • Sick of Waiting – our new campaign on patient transport

      Patient transport isn’t working for patients. Patients missing their hospital appointments…because of patient transport. Patients waiting several hours to be taken home after their appointment…because of patient transport. Patients unable to use buses or trains….deemed ineligible for patient transport. See more ›

  • NPC backs Dignity Action Day 1 February 2014

    The NPC plans to mark next year’s National Dignity Day on 1 February 2014  as a way of promoting the Convention’s Dignity Code and to raise the organisation’s profile. Plans are being drawn up for activities to take place in See more ›

  • Scrap the Cap campaign

    The NPC has joined forces with public sector union, Unison and social enterprise United for all Ages to launch a new campaign called Scrap the Cap. The campaign is targeting Peers who are currently debating the Care Bill with ten See more ›

  • BMA launches new website for patients

    The BMA (British Medical Association) has launched a new website - (http://bma.org.uk/about-the-bma/what-we-do/public-and-patient-information-sources/supporting-general-practice/changes-and-pressures-in-nhs) which aims to give patients more information about the changes currently facing the NHS because of the squeeze on finances, the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and other See more ›

  • European initiative launched for the right to care

    The Federation of European Retired Persons’ Association (FERPA) – of which the NPC is a member – has claimed that more and more people are concerned by long-term care and end up in a state of dependence. Whatever their age See more ›

  • NPC joins Save Our Royal Mail campaign

    Not everything in life should be defined by its monetary value. Royal Mail is part of the fabric of the nation – and we don’t want to see it ripped apart. If the Royal Mail is sold off affordable prices, See more ›

  • Pensioners and the Bedroom Tax

    From April 2013, the rules surrounding Housing Benefit are set to change. Those tenants deemed to have a spare bedroom will either have their benefit reduced or find they have to move to a smaller property. Whilst pensioners are not See more ›

  • RPI Action Day – 8 April 2013

    The NPC, in conjunction with other members of the RPI Campaign Committee (such as the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance and the Public Service Pensioners’ Council) have organised a RPI Action Day on 8 April 2013 to highlight the impact that the See more ›

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