N.P.C. Eastern Region.
On the 16th January 2019 Mick Goldsmith and myself, as delegates on behalf of the CWU Eastern No5 Retired Members attended the first quarterly meeting of the N.P.C. Eastern Region, which tookplace at the Moreton Hall Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds, IP32 7EW. A report of what took place is as follows.
• Other delegates attended on behalf of:- CWU South East Anglia – COPE Admin –
Peterborough Pensioners Association – West Suffolk TC – Unite Ford Associate – UCUE & HC RM – PCS ARMS Eastern – UNITE Ipswich RM – W & SW Suffolk WASPI.
• Introductions and welcome to new delegates.
• The following Reports were given:- Apologies-Minutes of previous meeting (17/10/18). Matters
Arising-Correspondence -Secretary’s Report -Treasurer’s Report
Delegate’s Report -Biennial Delegate Conference -Any Other Business.
• The two Delegates to attend the Biennial Delegate Conference on the 11/13 March 2019 will be David Ryder and Tony Garner (secretary).
• The Dignity Action Day will be on Friday 1st February 2019.
What is Dignity Action Day?
• Dignity Action Day gives everyone the opportunity to contribute to upholding people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people receiving care. Dignity Action Day aims to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives.
• “Dignity Action Day highlights a more respectful way of behaving towards vulnerable people. The very old and the very young clearly need our respect, but it wouldn’t do any harm to spread the dignity message across the population then we can all benefit.”
Supporting Dignity Action Day will:
• Raise awareness of the importance of Dignity in Care
• Provide someone with an extra special day
• Demonstrate that everybody in the community has a role to play in upholding Dignity in Care
• Remind the public that staff have a right to be treated with dignity and respect too.
• Provide a great community networking opportunity.
• On Dignity Action Day we ask health and social care workers to promote dignity in their place of
work. We also asks members of the public to promote dignity for people in their communities.
• There was an update on the campaign to retain free TV licenses for people aged over 75, and the NPC has joined forces with Age UK. The NPC are also planning a Demonstration outside the Department for Digital, Culture,Media, and Sport.
100 Parliament Street Whitehall at 12 noon on the 7thMarch 2019.
• A Delegate from WASPI (Woman Against State Pension Inequality) gave a brief presentation on their cause and the injustice of making several changes to the rate of increase in the age at which woman have to wait for their State Pension. It was shown that woman born during 1953, & the age they can receive their State Pension can vary by up to 3 years 4 months. This would also have the same effect when they apply for their concessionary Bus pass.