Age UK Derby and Derbyshire Older Peoples Human Rights Group have been successful in the nomination stages of the Pink Paper Awards and thank you to everyone who nominated us. We are now up against some brilliant organisations like Out in the City, Opening doors central London, Silver Pride, Silver Social Metro 50+, so we really need everyone’s help now (and their friends and families and anyone else you might know) as every vote you now make again will really count.
To vote, please follow this link: http://www.pinkpaper.com/survey2011 and look for the Best Older People’s Group.As you may remember, for some time now in conjunction with British Institute of Human Rights and Age UK Nationally, Age UK Derby and Derbyshire have been running an older people’s human rights project.
Whilst this groups focus has been on the issues around Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender issues they have all also chosen and been committed throughout to looking at the rights of all older people in general whatever their sexuality or gender going into care. As a group have specifically chosen to look at the fears all older people face about what life will be like whilst in care, the thoughts of being alone and socially isolated within that care home with possibly no one to turn to and how their human rights are affected, depending on who is running the home either the local authority or private owner.
The accumulation of this work has been the development of a DVD to highlight these issues, which was launched on the 10th of December.
Many Thanks for all your help with and Good Luck to our Age UK Derby and Derbyshire Older Peoples LGB+T Human Rights Group and all the other organisations nominated for this award because at the end of the day they really are all winners .