Not forgetting the other challenges facing older people
Last month Parliament began to sit again, albeit ‘virtually’. This means laws continue to be made and debates continue to happen, and we still seek to influence these and ensure the needs of older people are best represented.
Most recently, we’ve been working to influence the Domestic Abuse Bill so domestic abuse data about people over the age of 74 is collected and used to improve services for older victims of domestic abuse.
Coronavirus has had an impact on all areas of our work, and as a team our main focus for the time being will be to make sure the needs of older people are front and centre in the Government’s response to the crisis. Along the way, we are building relationships with MPs that we hope will last well beyond this period and ensure we can continue to do best represent older people.