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London should 'truly care' about elderly care

London should 'truly care' about elderly care
13th July 2009

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has stated that the government needs to step up its delayed proposals for elderly care in the UK.

Speaking at the annual London Older People's Assembly in front of 300 guests over the age of 50, Mayor Johnson was also looking for feedback on his own Older People's Action Plan, which sets out a number of key proposals for changes to the capital.

These will include reforms to London to provide greater accessibility, safer streets, modernised paving and kerbs, better rights for carers and more public toilets, among others.

Mr Johnson continued: "Extending the Freedom Pass to 24 hours, promoting welfare rights and putting more police on the street has helped thousands of pensioners but through my Older People's Action Plan I want to do even more to demonstrate that London is a city that truly cares for older residents."

Today, the Mayor of London also announced Focus on London 2009, a major publication giving facts and figures about the city which has been listed as the "ultimate pub quiz companion".

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