Search

Pensioner needed for Islington champion

08:20 08 December 2012

Islington Town Hall

Islington Town Hall

Archant

A call to arms has been made to older gentleman to stand up for rights of pensioners in the borough.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

Someone is needed to fill one of two Islington Older Peoples’ Champions roles – and the town hall want applicants to name one thing they would change to make pensioners lives better.

There are more than 17,500 pensioners in Islington which make up nine per cent of the population.

Cllr Janet Burgess, Islington Council’s executive member for health and wellbeing said: “Our Older Peoples’ Champions have been invaluable in giving older people a voice and shining the spotlight on a spectrum of issues from home care to hospital standards.

“Their evidence has informed debate and influenced our policy on prioritising frontline services for the most vulnerable in the face of government cuts.

“That’s why we are asking candidates to tell us the one thing they would like to see change in Islington to help older people.

“I want to thank Virginia [Lowe, incumbent] for the excellent service she has given and look forward to welcoming her successor in 2013.”

For more information apply, visit www.islington.gov.uk.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

7 minutes ago
Rose Hill at her Top Drawer pop up

An Islington designer who makes people’s pets famous has put her unique stamp on Christmas cards to help sick children.

Yesterday, 12:18
Islington's Borough Commander Gerry Campbell Pic: Dieter Perry

A new crack police team designed to wipe out violence within the family will be launched on Monday.

Fri, 16:09
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Richmond Trew

A “notorious pickpocket” who was banned from using the tube has been jailed for six months after breaching his ASBO to steal a purse.

Most read news

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition