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Members launch capital initiative to mark Older People’s Day

30 September 2014 - 12:16pm

The Physiotherapy Works message was taken to the heart of political power in London in the build-up to Older People’s Day on 1 October.

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London deputy mayor Victoria Borwick, centre, with Physiotherapy Works campaigners at City Hall. photo: Tom Campbell

City Hall – home to London’s mayor and the Greater London Assembly – was the venue for London’s Older People’s Assembly on 25 September. CSP members at the event spread the word that physiotherapy helps to keep older people healthy, active and independent.

The 200 delegates snapped up copies of the new Physiotherapy works ‘talking about your generation’ leaflet.

Deputy mayor Victoria Borwick invited members of the London regional network to City Hall, along with members of Agile, the professional network for physios working with older people.  Ms Borwick is also the mayor’s lead for health in the capital.

CSP head of policy Rachel Newton said: ‘This was a really great example of CSP members leading work to raise the profile of physiotherapy.

‘It shows how effective we can be when members and staff work together to build our relationships with those making important decisions about health.'

Boris backs Older People’s Day

London mayor Boris Johnson gave a ringing endorsement of the CSP’s London regional network’s ‘get on the buses’ initiative. Speaking on the eve of Older People’s Day, he said:

‘I am proud to support the CSP’s campaign to enable older people to have the courage to get back on the bus after a confidence-knocking event.

‘Thank you to all those who have organised and contributed to this initiative to encourage older people to remain active. I wish the campaign every success.’

  • Three hundred CSP members throughout the UK have registered to hold Older People’s Day activities. Read all about it here  

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