The Mayor and I are committed to making London a fairer and more inclusive city and that includes celebrating the significant contribution that older Londoners make to our capital. I am proud that London has signed up to the World Health Organisation’s global network of age-friendly cities and we are determined to help make London a dementia friendly city by 2020. Stay Safe supports our mission to make London a city where everyone can thrive and focuses our attention on improving the lives of older Londoners by providing support, interactive workshops and of course, Stay Safe Week.

Matthew Ryder, Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement London and Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London

Emma Hammett and Sadiq Khan

Dame Esther Rantzen ‘It is really important that older people are given the confidence to be able to enjoy life without fearing accidents or swindles which make them and their families anxious about their safety. This is a really wonderful project and I wish it every success.’

Emma and Esther Rantzen

Hugh Pym BBC Health Correspondent ‘We are very interested in issues affecting older people in their home environment. There is so much pressure on the NHS and Social Care System and with winter approaching; any initiative that can help people look after themselves and their families is very important.’

Hugh Pym Stay Safe for Older People


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Age UK

Age UK’s vision is to make the UK a great place to grow older. They do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways.

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. They work to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health problems.

Claire Edwards Eldercare Consultant

Claire’s consultancy provides a personal & professional service enabling older people and their families to make informed choices about care, supporting older people and their families to navigate the NHS and Social Services, find the right care solution and access all available funding.

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact.

Chartered Trading Standards Institute

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in 1881 to support and represent trading standards professionals in the UK and abroad.

Electrical Safety First

ESF campaign on behalf of consumers and electrical trade professionals to improve safety regulation and ensure safety messages are appropriate, up to date and well communicated.

First Aid for Life

First Aid for Life is an award-winning first aid training provider, empowering people with the confidence to help in emergencies. Our trainers are highly experienced, health and emergency services professionals who will tailor the training to your needs. provides easily accessible online courses and the sites are packed full of free resources on accident prevention and first aid.

Fire Service

UK Fire Service Resources aims to provide Fire and Rescue Service related information and an online community where members of the UK Fire and Rescue Service and members of the public can find all the information they require.

Fit for Safety

Fit For Safety offers practical home safety and accident prevention advice, education and training for practitioners, company staff, carers and families working or living with children or the elderly.

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering communities to “Take a Stand Against Scams”.

Gas Safe Register

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. Gas Safe Register investigates reports of illegal gas work.

Help for Hoarders

Help for compulsive hoarders and their families.

Helping Hands

A family-run home care provider offering adults of all ages – and with many varying medical conditions – the care and support they need to live independently at home.

Health and Safety Executive

The HSE’s work covers a varied range of activities; such as shaping and reviewing regulations, producing research and statistics and enforcing the law.

Kissing it Better

Kissing it Better is about sharing simple healthcare ideas. It is also about harnessing the energy of the most dynamic groups in a local community and inviting them to use their specialist skills to make a difference to the care of patients and their carers within hospitals and care homes.

National Care Association

Caring for those who care

National Care Association – motivated by the need for a strong and influential representation at a national level, we are the respected voice of the independent care sector.

National Fire Chiefs Council

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) is the professional voice of the UK fire and rescue service, driving improvement and development throughout the UK Fire Rescue Service.

National Federation of Women’s Institutes

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Online First Aid

Online First Aid has both free and paid-for courses that cover all first aid emergencies.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents works behind the scenes to change both legislation and attitudes surrounding accidents.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line operates a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday draws attention to the problem of loneliness among older people and provides an opportunity for local authorities, charities, community groups and private, voluntary and public organisations to promote what they already do to relieve social isolation and loneliness among older people.

Younger Lives

Younger Lives provides programmes to help individuals, teams and organisations understand the impact of their lifestyle and mindset – or that of their members – on their Life Age.