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Travel – what happens after Brexit?

EHICThe UK will officially leave the European Union (EU) at 11pm on January 31st 2020. So what what will change? In the immediate term, not much. The UK now enters the transition phase and, up until December 31st 2020, they will be no changes with regard to passports, European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and  driving licences. What may well change is the cost of roaming charges for mobile phones.  For further details, please follow this link.

We are not a minority group

Grandparents and children

 

We need to use our voice to try to make things better for older people, because we are members of a large population. Just look at the figures …..

 

 

There are more people in the UK aged 60 and over, than there are under 18*

23,200,000         people, one third of the UK population, are 50 years of age and over.

3,500,000           people in the UK over the age of 65+ live alone

2,000,000           people aged 75+ live alone; of these, 1.5 million are women.

3,000,000           people aged 80 or over are living in the UK

As Emma Thompson (actress) once stated, ‘The trick is to age honestly and gracefully and make it look great, so that everyone looks forward to it’.

*(Source:  AgeUK)