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  • Pensioners and the General Election

    The NPC has analysed the manifestos of the main parties standing across the UK (but excluding N Ireland) and produced a simple guide to where each of them stand on the major issues of concern to older people. You can See more ›

  • April Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin features articles about the Budget, party manifestos, crisis in social care, digital exclusion and the way people view the UK as a place in which to grow older. Download a colour version here or a black and See more ›

  • The Budget and what it means to older people

    Find out what the last Budget before the general election means for Britain’s pensioners. You can download a copy of the NPC budget briefing here.

  • Speaking Out! Spring 2015 now available

    The newsletter of the NPC’s Minority Elders’ Committee is now available to download here. The newsletter covers dementia, universal benefits, the economic contribution that older people make to society, the new rules governing care costs and a tribute to former See more ›

  • Latest Women’s Network Exchange Newsletter

    Edition 33 of the NPC Women’s Working Party’s newsletter is now available to download here. It contains articles about the new state pension,  a report of a one-day conference in Bristol in November, Edith Cavell and former NPC vice president, Helen See more ›

  • March Campaign! Bulletin now available

    March’s Campaign! Bulletin features articles on the campaign to defend universal pensioner benefits, the effect of cuts to social care, an analysis of the new care cap, the latest winter death figures and a tribute to former NPC general secretary, See more ›

  • Joe Harris

    It is with great sadness that the NPC reports the death of  Joe Harris on Monday 16th February. Joe was the general secretary of the NPC from 2001 until 2009, and had a key role in developing the organisation and See more ›

  • February’s Campaign! Bulletin now available

    February’s Campaign! Bulletin features articles on Dignity Action Day, the problems associated with cashing in pension pots, risks of electrical hazards in older people’s homes and how lack of access to new technology can lead to fuel poverty. You can See more ›

  • Latest Health Newsletter 2015

    The latest newsletter produced by the NPC’s Health Working Party is now available. This edition looks at loneliness, advocacy services, new rules governing home care and reports from around the regions. You can view or  download a copy here.

  • January’s Campaign Bulletin now available

    January’s Campaign! Bulletin features articles on the forthcoming NPC action on dignity, the latest on the crisis in home care services, recommendations to replace CPI with CPIH (to include housing costs), cuts to meals on wheels services and the future See more ›


  • May’s Campaign! Bulletin now available

    This month’s Campaign! bulletin features articles about the party manifestos and issues of concern to older people, the lack of trained staff in social care, the impact of the triple lock on pensions, the privatisation of parts of the NHS See more ›

  • State Pension Campaign – brand new NPC pamphlet

    The NPC will launch a brand new pamphlet at the Women’s TUC on 12 March, entitled For What It’s Worth. The pamphlet explains how the new state pension system will be calculated and offers an analysis as to why future See more ›

  • NPC to call for new Dignity Law

    The National Pensioners Convention (NPC) is calling on government to introduce a new law, encompassing the Convention’s Dignity Code, as a way of protecting the rights of older people in care. The call comes ahead of Dignity Action Day on See more ›

  • Give prepayment meter customers a fairer deal

    16% of energy customers in Great Britain use prepayment meters – that’s 10.8 million people using energy paid for this way. Too often they experience poor customer service, a lack of ways to top up (i.e. buy more energy) and a limited 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 ›

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