Independent Age works with MPs in a lot of different ways to help raise the issues that matter to older people. For example, we get MPs to ask Ministers questions in Parliament and brief them ahead of debates so that they can raise important issues to their colleagues. We also meet with MPs, talking to them one to one about the work that Independent Age does and explaining to them why it matters.
Every year, we take part in Party Conference season where politicians meet up with others in their party to discuss plans for the year ahead. In the past, Independent Age has attended Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat conferences where we have hosted events to make sure older people’s issues – like the NHS and social care – are on the agenda. We also meet with MPs and Ministers at the conferences to highlight our work and to find ways we can work with them to improve the lives of older people and their families.