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  • UN Older People’s Day – A Living State Pension For All Generations

    On 1 October UN Older People’s Day, the NPC is calling for all generations of existing and future pensioners to having a decent, living state pension that takes them out of poverty. Across the country, members of the Convention will See more ›

  • NPC Campaign! Bulletin reaches 100!

    The hundredth edition of the NPC’s monthly Campaign! Bulletin is now available, with articles on the call for better state pensions, the BBC taking over responsibility for the over 75′s TV licence, the negative impact that funding cuts are having See more ›

  • First Health and Social Care Newsletter

    The NPC recently took the decision to merge its health and social care working parties into a single body. The new working party has now produced its first newsletter with articles on end of life care, privatisation in the NHS, See more ›

  • Women’s Network Exchange No 35

    The latest edition of the NPC Women’s Working Party newsletter, Women’s Network Exchange is now available. It includes a full report on the recent NPC Pensioners’ Parliament in Blackpool. You can download a copy here.

  • NPC call lobby over care and pension for 4 November 2015

    The NPC has called a national Lobby of Parliament for Wednesday 4 November 2015, with a rally in Committee Room 14, House of Commons from 1-3pm. There will be a range of speakers and government ministers will be invited to See more ›

  • August Campaign! Bulletin now available

    The August issue of the NPC’s Campaign! Bulletin is now available. The main article focuses on the ongoing and worsening crisis in social care following the government’s decision to delay the introduction of the care cap, underfunding of local authority See more ›

  • What does the Emergency Budget mean for Britain’s pensioners?

    On 8 July, Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Emergency Budget. Read all the key announcements that affect older people in this special NPC Budget Briefing. Download a copy here.

  • July Campaign! Bulletin out now

    The July issue of the NPC’s Campaign! Bulletin is now available, with articles on the recent Pensioners’ Parliament, the latest poverty figures, cuts to social care budgets, the impact of the new pension freedoms and the launch of the NPC’s See more ›

  • Age Audit 2015

    There has been much written in recent years to suggest the UK is facing a ‘demographic timebomb’, caused by a growing number of older people with expensive health, care and pension needs. Whilst the ageing population is a fact in See more ›

  • Pensioners’ Parliament 2015 Programme Released

    The NPC has published the programme for this year’s three-day Pensioners’ Parliament in Blackpool, due to start on Tuesday 16 June. Speakers include Natalie Bennett (Green Party Leader), Dave Ward (CWU General Secretary), George McNamara (Alzheimer’s Society), David McCullough (Royal See more ›


  • October’s NPC Campaign! Bulletin now available

    October’s Campaign! bulletin includes articles about the forthcoming NPC Lobby of Parliament on 4 November 2015, Labour’s plans to set up a new Older People’s Commission, NICE guidance on ending 15 minute “flying” care visits, how women are badly affected See more ›

  • Whole-Person/Integrated Care Briefing Paper

    The idea of whole-person care or integrated health and social care is often mentioned by politicians, health professionals and the media. Just before the General Election, the Coalition government devolved NHS budgets to 9 local authorities in Greater Manchester, but 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 ›

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