What's New

  • Better Public Transport Conference Report

    A report of the recent NPC Conference in September on the issue of Better Public Transport is now available to download here.

  • Speaking Out! Winter 2014 bulletin now available

    The NPC’s Minority Elders’ Committee has produced its latest bulletin, Speaking Out! It covers issues such as housing, diabetes and universal benefits. You can download a copy here.

  • October’s Campaign Bulletin now available

    This month’s NPC Campaign! bulletin contains information on a new report into the benefits of concessionary bus travel, the NPC lobby of Parliament called for 5 November, a King’s Fund report on the future funding of social care, information about See more ›

  • Health Newsletter now available

    The latest NPC Health Working Party newsletter is now available to download here. This edition covers the recent NHS march, the Patient First campaign and the rise in care home fees.

  • 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 ›

Campaigns

  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

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