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Brexit for Older People?
Wed 11 January 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 GMT
Brexit and Older People -meeting in London to have informed discussion on Brexit and what Older people want after Brexit.
This meeting jointly organised by Positive Ageing in London, Age Platform Europe ( UK) is first of a planned series of discusssions to ask older people (50+) what they want from a post Brexit UK, so that they can start to have their voice heard during the Brexit negotiations.
There will be a panel of expert speakers, who will outline the current rights and laws and initiatives that apply to UK older citizens at present and may or may not be transferred to UK laws, rights and policies in the future, as well as raising issues of concern for older people in or out of Brexit, including pensions, health and social care, employment rights etc.
This will be followed by a discussion invlving all participants as to what are the key red lines for older people in both the negotiations and also the post Brexit Britain we will live in. This is part of an exercise to listen to and communicate with as many older people and their representative organisations as possible about what they want from Brexit- not an argument over pro or anti Brexit or hard and soft brexit, but to find out what issues matter most to older people that directly affect them