Category Archives: Pensioners

Letter to the Press: Human Rights and Quality in care homes

Dear Editor Last week’s community column by David Hogarth reminds us of the importance of the quality of care homes, and especially the “human side”. In 2007, when I chaired Parliament’s Select Committee on Human Rights, we published a detailed report on these issues: a clear example of how important human rights are. The Human Rights Act empowers users of […]

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A Fair Deal for Pensioners

Can any pensioner believe what the Conservatives and Lib Dems say, now they’ve cut the Winter Fuel Payment? They promised to keep it during the election- but now they have cut the £50 supplement (£100 for older pensioners), leaving every pensioner worse off next winter. With so many pensioners in Barnet and Camden- and Barnet has the highest proportion of […]

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