NPC Wales have a number of current campaigns:
NPC have launched our new Manifesto, for the 2021 Senedd Elections. We set out what action we would like to see on many issues affecting older people in Wales, including the NHS and social care, recovery from Covid-19, fuel poverty, housing, and the environment, and digital inclusion. You can view it in English and in Welsh.
Cysylltiadau i Bawb / Connections For All
Check out our specific page here.
Experiences of people aged 50 or over in Wales during the Covid-19 lockdown
The results of our survey have been published in this report. We recieved over 1000 responses for the survey, which is fantastic!
Mending the Digital Divide. We are aware of the growing problem facing older people in accessing services that they need which has been heightened by the Covid-19 crisis, with many services now only accessible online.
Last year we ran a survey on this topic, and we are currently analysing the results. If you would like discuss mending the digital divide, please do get in touch!
Free TV Licence for the over 75s.
The BBC will meet with the National Pensioners Convention UK to better understand issues around a raft of concerns affecting the UK’s oldest and most vulnerable.
NPC UK will continue to brief the BBC on our views on the state pension, universal entitlements, the threshold for pension credit and diversity and inclusion.
The BBC has also agreed to discuss the impact of loneliness, isolation and increasing ageism with the NPC UK, the UK’s largest campaigning organisation run for and by older people.
The news follows an initial meeting between BBC Director General Tim Davie, BBC Director, Policy Clare Sumner, and NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt, who made a case for reinstatement of free TV licences for all over 75s, while outlining the financial hardships many currently face.
Jan Shortt commented, “The meeting with the BBC was robust on both sides – there are still approximately 1.4 million over 75s who have not paid their licence, because they are perhaps financially struggling to do so. However, we welcome the BBC’s willingness to continue a dialogue with us, particularly on the poverty, isolation and loneliness faced by so many older people.”
Public Transport, particularly rural transport.
National Pensioners Convention Wales is carrying out a survey to support its campaign for improved public transport in Wales.
NPC Wales believes that public transport is essential for older people to live independently in their communities.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and your responses will be confidential. Please do share with your family and friends. Contact us if you need a paper copy of the survey. We'd love to have a wide range of responses, so get in touch if there is anything we could provide to make the survey more accessible to you.
If you prefer, you can download the survey in a Word document and complete it in Welsh or in English, then either post or email it back to us. You will find our postal and email addresses at the end of the survey.
NPC Wales has expressed concern that the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) examination of the costs of funeral care has been dragging on since May 2018. Now, because of the Covid crisis, the CMA has issued an inadequate provisional report which had a deadline of 10th September for a response. We are working with NPC National to ensure that a coherent and robust response is made.
An NPC Wales Pensioners Manifesto for the 2021 Senedd Welsh Parliament elections.
We are working with Age Cymru and other older peoples groups in Wales to support older people in Wales.