Category Archives: Older People

Westminster Labour calls for Council action to support the Windrush Generation

Westminster is proud to be home to some of London’s longest established British African-Caribbean communities. Given the deep concern felt by many older residents of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as a result of the policies of the current Government, Labour believes … Continue reading

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Labour will improve Westminster’s care for the elderly and vulnerable

Getting the right support for elderly and vulnerable people in Westminster will be central to the agenda of a Labour-led Westminster Council if we were to be elected on May 3rd. Labour will improve the way in which adult social … Continue reading

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Labour Plan for raising more cash for public services in Westminster

Westminster Labour Councillors have launched a 5 Point Plan which could raise millions of pounds for public services from wealthy residents who currently pay the lowest Council Tax in the UK and who want to pay more to resurrect local … Continue reading

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Westminster Council fails its duty of care to its care home workers

Westminster Labour Councillors are deeply concerned by news that over 40% of staff at Westminster Council’s Westmead and Carlton Dene Residential Care Homes are being paid below the London Living Wage (LLW). After raising concerns internally about this shocking state … Continue reading

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Care homes tell the old and vulnerable: ‘No vacancies in Westminster’

According to the ‘West End Extra’ “Vulnerable elderly people are being put up in care homes outside Westminster leading to concerns they are missing out on much-needed ­visits from friends and relatives. Joan O’Connell, 62, says she knows of two … Continue reading

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Befriending Services in Westminster

Recently we have noticed there are more requests from residents about Befriending Services. This is to be expected when one in five older people in England say they have no one to turn to. Also, 45% of homes in Westminster … Continue reading

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Labour calls on Westminster Council to save Church Street services for families and the elderly

Two local community services in Church Street are under threat of closure and Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to step in and save them. Shepherd’s Bush Housing Association has given notice that it will cease to subsidise the … Continue reading

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