Consultation with Older Londoners

MQT on 2002-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2002
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor



Answer for Consultation with Older Londoners

Answer for Consultation with Older Londoners

Answered By: 
The Mayor

1.2 million people aged 60 and over currently live in London. My aim is to work with the representative structures to establish what the needs of older Londoners are. My main forum for engagement with older people in London is through the London Older People's Strategy Group. This group consists of representatives from a variety of London-based older people's organisations and forums. The concerns and needs of these groups are raised at monthly committee meetings and quarterly participants' meetings. In addition, the Black Londoners' Forum has recently convened a black and ethnic minority elders' network at our request. The next meeting of this group is taking place at City Hall in November.

I am currently publishing a key facts booklet about issues that affect older people in London, which will include facts on housing, health, income, transport, activity and key issues that affect older people by borough. Information contained within this booklet includes information from the Poverty Report and results from the London Household Survey. Older people are also consulted through the MORI poll. I will shortly be hosting a conference for older people; this will be an opportunity for new and existing organisations to discuss their concerns and needs. After the conference I will publish a report on the issues raised and how I am proposing to address them either directly, through the implementation of my strategies, or by using my influence on others. .