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Free TV licences for older people to be scrapped?
For over a million of the oldest people in our society, TV is their main form of company.

But
the right to a free TV licence for the over 75s is under threat.

We’re joining the campaign to
save free TV licences for over-75s.
The BBC is considering removing free TV licences from the over-75s.

But this is really the
Government’s doing: they pushed the scheme onto the BBC without asking any of us what
we think or providing the funding to sustain it.

Age UK have created an online petition to
show the Government that it is their responsibility to look after vulnerable older
people.

Please follow the link https://campaigns.ageuk.org.uk/page/34266/petition/ and
sign the petition today and email campaigns@ageuk.org.uk for a pack to help you promote
the petition!
We need as many signatures as possible to make our case and show how important
this issue is.
Together, we must demand the Government takes back responsibility for
funding free TV licences for everyone over 75.


LILS medication prompts
Last month we told members about the London Independent Living Service (LILS), new Meals on Wheels and free Nutrition Service for Haringey residents.

LILS also offer medication
prompts alongside the Meals on Wheels service.

They’ll give clients a gentle reminder to take
their medication when they deliver their hot food at lunchtime, helping people remain independent at home.
For more information about the service and to view its menu, phone 03333 444 806 or contact info@lils.org.uk .