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  • 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 ›

  • What the Autumn Statement means for you

    On 3 December 2014, the Chancellor gave his Autumn Statement. Whilst very little in the actual speech related to older people, there were a number of interesting items covered in the accompanying paperwork. You can read the NPC’s briefing on See more ›

  • December’s Campaign Bulletin now available

    December’s Campaign! Bulletin features articles on the recent NPC lobby of Parliament, excess winter deaths, life expectancy, malnutrition and cuts to the meals of wheels service and the latest attack on older people’s pensions by the Economist magazine. You can See more ›

  • November Campaign Bulletin now available

    November’s Campaign! Bulletin features articles on the state pension, new rules on who is eligible for social care, fuel poverty, the rise of equity release and crime and older people. You can download a copy here or print off a See more ›

  • Latest NPC Women’s Network Exchange Newsletter

    The latest edition of the NPC’s Women’s Working Party newsletter: Women’s Network Exchange is published featuring articles on the working party’s meeting at this year’s Pensioners’ Parliament, the problems caused by zero-hour contracts, the NHS and the recent Jarrow march See more ›

  • 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.


  • 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 ›

  • 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 ›

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