Saturday, 25 August 2018

Transport and Accessibility and Older People

Transport and Accessibility and Older People

Join us for the next in our series of conferences and focus groups

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Europe House, 32 Smith Square, SW1P 3EU

Join Positive Ageing in London for the next in a series of successful conferences and focus groups, on issues affecting older Londoners. This free, half-day conference will focus on Transport and Accessibility and Older People.
The event is being held in partnership with Age Platform Europe (UK branch) at Europe House starting at 11.00am and finishing 3.30pm on Wednesday 12 September. Registration, tea, coffee and biscuits will be from 10.30am. There will also be a lunch buffet provided.
Transport and the wider issue of accessibility for older Londoners has been, and remains, a key issue for older people. Our expert speakers on this subject include:
  • Frances McAndrew, Transport for London will be talking about design for the mind, and the new TfL approach to ensuring future travel arrangements, systems and new technology have integrated and inclusive design built into them, and is keen to hear of new ideas that can be incorporated into this design model.
  • Peter Rayner FCILT, Age Platform Europe will be talking on the subject of Independent Mobility – Use it or Lose it. What do Older People need to be able to self determine. Common Problems and Best Practice. A European and UK Perspective.
  • Rosie McKearney, Age UK will be talking about their campaigns for age friendly community transport and alternatives to privatised rail and bus services.
  • Matt Winfield, SusTrans will be talking about alternatives which are inclusive and environmental.
Most importantly there will be ample opportunity to be part of a wider discussion and focus group which will produce agreed common recommendations and concerns to be sent to those who hold senior positions within London transport. Your individual and collective feedback and input of new ideas will be a key part of this conference and focus groups.
We welcome people from across London, from all the different and diverse groups which make up older Londoners, as well as experts who work on behalf of inclusivity and older people.
We do hope you can come and look forward to seeing you.
This is an open meeting and please send this invite onto others who may be interested.
10.30Arrival and Registration
11.00Introduction and overviewChris Walsh – Chair of PAiL and Age Platform (UK Branch)
13.00Lunch and Networking
14.15Focus groups on key issues
14.55Tea/Coffee Break

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