The Advocacy Checklist is a simple and effective means of ensuring that older people are recognised as the experts on themselves and what best reflects their needs and wants. It’s a clear way of demonstrating that organisations will help older people speak up, and be involved in the decisions about how they are going to best enjoy life as we all age together.
If you or someone you care about is an older person and has links to an organisation and service, look for the Advocacy Checklist logo, so that you know that there are systems in place for that older person to voice their needs and wants in a supported way – no matter what the issue is.
Here's a really shocking article about the numbers of people wanting, or needing, to "un-retire" as a result of the cost of living crisis.
This is a huge and growing area for many, many people, and we will be working towards helping older people navigate a re-entry into the work place if that is something they want, or need to do - so watch this space!
In the meantime we would love to hear your thoughts on the ideas expressed in this article. Does this sound like you or someone you know?
Welcome to August! Did you know this month was first called Sextillia which is the Roman word for “sixth”. This was because it was the sixth month of the Roman year. It later got a name change though to August, when the Emperor Augustus decided to name it after himself!😁
We love August, with its long days and holiday season. Let's all make sure nice things happen during this month.💗