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A Toilet Manifesto for London
You could press for Haringey to adopt the points below about public toilets, amongst other things…. A Toilet Manifesto for London We all use toilets and need them more often as we get older. We rely on public and community toilets for health, wellbeing and going about our daily business. Yet, it is not always easy for older Londoners to find a toilet that is accessible and of an acceptable standard.Positive Ageing in London and Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) believe that adequate toilet provision is an essential feature of an age-friendly city.

This is whythey have developed a Toilet Manifesto for London. Click here for the full version.Email for more details: contact@pailondon.org.uk The five-point Toilet Manifesto for London In the London Plan (in accordance with World Health Organisation age-friendly principles) the Greater London Authority (GLA) should make explicit the need to provide and maintain free accessible public and community toilet facilities and support the obligations specified below:

1. Community toilet provision is a public health responsibility which all London councils must acknowledge and engage with those protected under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED).

2. Boroughs should produce an annual toilet strategy to cover all community-based provision and identify a named lead officer to develop and monitor all aspects of provision.

3. There should be coordinated provision of information about toilets in digital, hard copy and accessible formats – the GLA should research how older public use such information paying particular attention to minority views and experiences.

4. The GLA should make the provision of community toilets a planning condition for all new developments of more than five hundred dwellings and audit the provision of public and community toilet in all London town centres. 5. London’s older citizens and campaigners should monitor and scrutinise toilet provision where they live and identify neighbourhoods in need of investment and improvement. Want a COVID test but have no symptoms?

Around 1 in 3 people do not know if they have COVID-19. A new test centre has opened in Wood Green especially for those who do not have any symptoms. There is no need to book for an appointment.

One new Test Centre is located at 48 Station Road (about 100 yards from Wood Green Tube Station) and is open daily to around 7pm. There is another at Tottenham Community Sports Centre, 701 – 703 High Road, N17 8AD. If you think you DO HAVE symptoms – which we’ve all read about by now – you should not go there but phone NHS 119 to get an appointment at another test centre – Ally Pally or the Irish Centre.

Have a car, or a relative with one who might help others with lifts? Could you or someone you know help drive an older person to get a COVID Vaccination? Haringey’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for volunteer drivers to help residents attend Covid 19 vaccinations.

They are looking for volunteers matching either of the following requirements: • Have their own cars • Have a minibus driving license For volunteers who use their own cars, expenses will be available. Guidance on keeping safe and the latest health guidelines will be provided.

Due to the nature of the role, volunteers will be required to have a current DBS. (a routine criminal record check, a simple bit of form-filling which the organiser can tell you about).

Anyone interested in volunteering for this role, or who has further questions, please contact Poppy Thomas, Voluntary & Community Sector Coordinator, 07790 982264 or poppy.thomas@haringey.gov.uk. Paying your sub If there’s an x at the top of your e-mail or on your envelope, that means your subscription is due. It’s still only £5. Cheques please to the address at the top of this newsletter, or bank transfers to Haringey over 50s Forum, sort code 08 92 99, account number 65525931. Thanks!