Share your story with us Too often the voices of older people in London are not heard and we want to change that. We know that getting older affects us all differently so we want to hear from you about your individual experiences of growing older in the capital.
By sharing your story with us we can help to get your views and experiences into the media, raising awareness and getting the issues that matter into the wider debate. We want to hear from you whether you have had positive or negative experiences as everyone’s story is important and can help us to show what is working, what isn’t and what needs to change.
To share your story
Simply fill in this form and return it, freepost, to:
We will give you a call back to talk you through how you can share your story and what this involves.
When the media requests come in we will call you and discuss whether you would like to participate (we will never expect you to speak to the media if you are not comfortable doing so and will not will not share any of the information you have given us, or your contact details, without your express permission.)
If you think you would like to share your story but you have any further questions you can fill out the first page of the form only and we will call you back to discuss further.
We look forward to hearing from you.
By providing this information you are agreeing to Age UK London contacting you to discuss sharing your story with the media.
PART ONE: Your information Title Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss/Other:(delete as appropriate)
Journalists may sometimes ask for a representative from a particular racial or faith group or sexuality which is why we are collecting the information below. If you do not want to share this for any reason please do not feel that you have to.
PART TWO: Your story
Age UK London is the London regional voice of independent Age Concerns/Age UKs across the capital. If you choose to tell us your story below, you are consenting to a confidential record of this information being stored by Age UK London on paper and computer. We take great care to safeguard this information, but we may on occasion share it with other organisations in the Age UK family for the purposes of media work, campaigning and/or events support. Your information will never be passed to any external agency or organization without your consent. We reserve the right to hold this data for a period of five years after which time we agree to contact you again to ensure you are happy to remain on our databases and to update any changes in your circumstances.
If you would like to share your story but would prefer to provide your details over the phone rather than filling in this form, leave the rest of the form blank and we will call you. NB. There are additional pages at the back of this form if you run out of space.
Questions 1. Do you have a story to tell about any of the issues listed below? If so please tick any boxes that are relevant and explain how or why these issues affect you in the space underneath. Money worries (including pensions, state benefits, etc.)
Accessing local services and/or getting a decent service from companies you use
Feeling safe in your area
Feeling alone, not getting out enough and/or not seeing enough of family or friends
Housing worries and/or unsuitable living arrangements
Other: (insert here)
2. What is the best thing about getting older?
3. What is the worst thing about getting older?
4. What is the one thing you would most like to stand up and shout about?
PART THREE: How you would like to help1. Would you be happy to tell your story in London Age (Age UK London’s magazine)?
Yes no more info please
2. Would you be happy to tell your story on Age UK London’s website? Yes no more info please
3. Would you be happy to talk on the radio or on TV? Yes no more info please
4. Would you be happy to have your photo taken and used in a magazine or online? Yes no more info please
5. Would you like to be involved in our campaigning and influencing work? Yes no more info please
6. Would you like to speak at events about the issues that affect you? Yes no more info please
At Age UK London we like to keep you informed about our work and opportunities to support us. If you are happy to be contacted by us, please tick this box
Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, we will be
in touch with you soon.
Additional pages (please make it clear which question you are continuing from)