NARPO – The voice of retired police officers
NARPO – The voice of retired police officers

On 21 November 2023, Later Life Ambitions held an event to launch Standing by Pensions: A manifesto for later life.

The manifesto represents the culmination of months of work by NARPO alongside partners the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (CSPA) and the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP). All three organisations work together under the Later Life Ambitions (LLA) umbrella. In Standing by Pensioners: A manifesto for later life, LLA calls for:
• The UK Government to create an Older People and Ageing Commissioner for England and Scotland.
• A National Social Care Service integrated with a National Health Service that remains free at the point of delivery.
• The UK Government and the devolved administrations to combat digital technology’s role in social exclusion and access to services.
• All political parties to make manifesto commitments to guarantee the State Pension triple lock for at least the duration of the next Parliament.
• All new homes to meet the Lifetime Homes standard with a national strategy for more adaptable, accessible homes across all tenures.
• Investment in local bus and rail services for uprated concessions and for improved accessibility and assistance for older people on all new bus and railway stock and facilities.

The launch event was handily timed for the day before Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt MP delivered his Autumn Statement. Politicians of all persuasions attended to hear about the issues that matter to pensioners and to learn what LLA will focus its campaigning on in this election year. They heard from LLA representatives and even a 1960s princess of pop who endorsed LLA’s work and calls to action.

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