I was an electrician by trade and from 1984-2000 ran my own domestic appliance business. I retired on medical grounds. I’ve been a lifelong left-wing socialist and member of CND and Greenpeace for 20 years. I am on the committee of the Sheffield Humanist Society. I am also co-founder of the new Co-operative Self-Help Group for Sheffield and Rotherham, a not-for-profit organization to give older people assistance at home.
I was invited to join by Help The Aged, who invited me to a meeting in London. I was happy to be involved in something that will improve the lives of older people.
Knowing that we have some influence on what’s happening. I was pleased to become a member as I had never been involved in research before and think it could bring some positive changes.
For me, that there be no more discrimination against older people is a key issue.Back to Older People's Reference Group