Campaign pledges support for pensioners’ ambitions

Pensioners' manifesto SUS-140909-092859001
Pensioners' manifesto SUS-140909-092859001
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Eastbourne MP Stephen Lloyd attended the launch of Later Life Ambitions, in Westminster, to pledge his support for pensioners.

The campaign is organised by the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners, the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance, and the National Association of Retired Police Officers Association.

It is hoped that members of the public will become involved in the campaign as it progresses and organisers are asking people to sign up to their pledge via the website www.laterlifeambitions.co.uk and by following their twitter feed @laterlives.

Mr Lloyd said, “At the event I learnt that by 2030 there will be almost 13 million people aged 65 or over, and it is vital that we in Government prepare today for the challenges of tomorrow.

“In Eastbourne I have fought hard for the services that are important for people’s wellbeing in later life; from transport to the myriad challenges facing our own hospital and community NHS.

“These, along with Age Concern, Eastbourne Seniors, the University of the 3rd Age and all points in between play a really important role for many older residents locally.

“I was very impressed with many of the policy recommendations in the Later Life manifesto, and will do all I can to ensure the proposals are both listened to and acted upon in Government.”