The Mayor is keen to ensure adequate provision for London's elderly during the coming winter.What can he do to ensure that the need for awkward and stressful form filling is reduced?
Many elderly people find these forms difficult, confusing and sometimes demeaning. Bear in mind that many elderly folk will not bother to apply for assistance because of pride, and unwillingness to be seen as taking what they can regard as 'something for nothing'.
Does the Mayor agree we must reassure them that they have a perfect right to as much help as possible from public funds? And will the Mayor agree we have an obligation to facilitate this provision in every way?