Campaigns

National Pensioners Convention Wales

Confensiwn Pensiynwyr Cenedlaethol Cymru

NPC Wales have a number of current campaigns:


Experiences of people aged 50 or over in Wales during the Covid-19 lockdown – we will be publishing the results of this work soon.


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.


You can respond to our survey on digital inclusion and exclusion on SurveyMonkey in English or in Welsh.  Completing the survey should take around 20 minutes, and we would be very pleased to hear what you think. 


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. 


This survey will close on 20th November. If you want to know more about why we are doing this survey and how we will use the information you give us, please 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.


Access the survey in English.


Access the survey in Welsh.


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. 


Funeral Poverty
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.