Later Life Ambitions Campaign Update

Later Life Ambitions Campaign Update
As part of our continuing partnership with The Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance [CSPA] and The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners’ [NFOP] we have agreed to continue our Later Life Ambitions Campaign [LLA] raising with Parliamentarians issues relevant to older people.

Between the three organisations we represent over 250,000 pensioners and will continue to try and influence party policies on matters of concern for older people.
We have taken the decision that we will concentrate on some main issues in the coming

Three key ‘proactive’ issues

Social care: LLA seeks a cross-party solution that guarantees funding for proper social care for older people and takes social care out of electoral o Pensions: LLA seeks a clear, accessible, single state pension system for o Housing: LLA seeks a renewed focus on housing for older people and a national strategy on encouraging specialist later life housing.

‘Reactive’ issues: Transport: Effective bus services are important for older people and this should be debated as part of the Buses Bill, we will also pursue the issue of using the bus pass a senior railcard.

Online fraud: This is an issue of increasing concern amongst older people and LLA will monitor the Home Office task force and respond where appropriate. As part of the campaign we have reinvigorated the LLA website at:
http://connectpa.co.uk/later-life-ambitions/
we also have a dedicated twitter feed at:
https://twitter.com/laterlives and a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/LaterLifeAmbitions

NottsNarpo members are encouraged to participate in this campaign wherever possible and to follow the website and social media pages.

Ill Health Survey

The College of Policing are currently undertaking a review of Ill Health [IH] and Injury Award [IOD] procedures and processes within Forces and as such they circulated a survey for completion. This survey was placed on our website for those retired officers to complete who had experiences in dealing with or going through IH and/or IOD processes. Unfortunately The College of Policing has requested that we remove that survey from our website as: “Your members completing this questionnaire is going to skew the analysis so it will no longer accurately reflect the perceptions of those individuals.” In view of that we have removed their survey from our website as requested. However we have as a consequence set up our own Survey along the same lines so that we can capture and represent the views of our members to The College of Policing as in our view no review can be complete if it merely seeks the views of one target audience and not the views of all those who have been through any of these processes, otherwise the results will undoubtedly be ‘skewed’ in favour of the Forces completing the surveys. We would encourage everyone who has been through any of these processes to complete the survey so that we can present the views of our members to the College of Policing review team and provide them with a true reflection of how Forces perform in this area from the point of view of the most important person involved in it: The person being reviewed or assessed. Please encourage your members who have been through this process to complete the questionnaire at: http://www.narpo.org.uk/index.php/pensions/injury-pensions.html

Appeal for Officers who transported a rape victim and her mother in Top Valley in 1990

Operation Heuristic – On Friday 14th September 1990 approx 11.30pm, victim aged 25 years, described as 5’2” with collar length curly hair was grabbed by the offender from Mansfield Rd, pulled on to Bluecoat Close and raped. Following the offence she caught a taxi from Mansfield Rd and returned to her home address in great distress and disclosed to her mother. As a result her mother called 999 and two uniformed male officers attended and conveyed victim and her mother from 22 Madryn Walk, Top Valley to (believed) Radford Road Rape Suite or other City Police Station. It is believed that en-route the vehicle had to stop on a number of occasions for the victim to vomit. Could you be either of the male officers? We appreciate that it is a long time ago but it is necessary to trace the officers, if possible, to establish their recollection of events. There has been a DNA hit on the case and a male is charged with the offence pending trial. Please contact Ds Rachel NORTH or Dc Donna ROBINSON – EMSOU Major Crime Unit Tel. 0115 9670999 ext 810 1337t