Voice of NFOP

NFOP represents the combined voice of its membership on issues affecting members and older people in general.

It is important to us that key issues remain visible on the later life agenda.

The following are some areas that are of key importance to our members:
  • Health and social care
  • Universal benefits
  • Housing in later life
  • Public transport
  • Pensions
NFOP works with other pensioner organisations, meets with Ministers, MPs and Peers to discuss current issues and to keep them up to date on NFOP members’ concerns, and responds to changes in Government legislation that may affect it’s Members.

Age UK Petition – Don’t Cut Care

Spending on services like home carers, meals on wheels, and day care has dropped by more than £1 billion in the last five years. In the Spending Review this November, the government will decide how much money will be spent on care over the next five years. Age UK launched the ‘Don’t Cut Care’ petition, which has now closed.The petition reached 41,754 signatures (as at 4/11/15). They were hoping for 50,000.

Later Life Ambitions Campaign

The Later Life Ambitions campaign was launched on 2nd September 2014 in the House of Commons. The campaign brings together the collective voices of over a quarter of a million pensioners through the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP), the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance (CSPA), and the National Association of Retired Police Officers Association (NARPO).

(Image of the signed Pledge Card)

The campaign is about communicating the real voices of pensioners, and future pensioners to politicians and policy makers.

For more information, please download the campaign material below:

Hands Off Universal Pensioner Benefits Campaign

Defending the need for universal pensioner benefits
A new UK-wide campaign defending the need for universal pensioner benefits needs your support!

Many of the main UK political parties have suggested that universal pensioner benefits could be under threat following the next general election (in 2015). This includes benefits such as the winter fuel payment, bus pass, free prescriptions and TV licences. So, NOW is the time to make your voice heard!

What you can do to help:

Keep Me Posted Campaign

The Consumer’s Right to Choose
NFOP is one of the founding partners of the ‘Keep Me Posted Campaign’.
KMP Website: http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/
Twitter: @keepmeposteduk
Facebook: keepmeposteduk
Newsletter: KMP Newsletter February 2014

The Keep Me Posted (KMP) campaign represents charities, consumers and businesses who are concerned at the growing lack of choice offered to consumers about how they receive important communications. KMP campaign partners have witnessed a trend of businesses switching their customers to mainly digital communication, which isn’t always preferable or suitable for a large proportion of UK consumers. They believe every consumer should be able to choose, without being penalised, a paper copy of communications from banks, utility companies and other service providers.

KMP Latest Report: http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/sites/default/files/Keep%20Me%20Posted%20Report_1.pdf (will take a few seconds to open)

To watch Malcolm Booth, CEO of the NFOP, talking about the campaign please follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page. http://www.keepmeposteduk.com/campaign

Letter to Regulators – template
To send a letter to OFCOM, or any other regulator, about your concerns as a consumer, please click on the following template to download a letter in word document that you can use. The OFCOM address is: Ofcom, Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA

Template Letter to Regulators

The NFOP Magazine