An Ageing Population Report
Lord Dolar Popat
Former UK Minister of the Crown
and Government Minister
for Business and Transport
Population and the impact of Coronavirus Covid-19 on our community
- Pranlal C Arjan.
Webmaster, Pattni Connection.
"An Ageing Population Report" by Lord Dolar Popat
The Covid-19 pandemic has had
a drastic and unprecedented impact on our lives - much of which we have never
experienced in the lifetime of most of us.
One of the areas that it has highlighted is the urgency of better
serving our ageing population and need to strengthen the determination to
implications of the elderly within our community.
The UK population lives
longer and the government institutions have mechanism to address that. However,
our Pattni Community and the Indian community
in general, is woefully unprepared.
Lord Dolar Popat, former UK
Minister of the Crown and Government Minister for Business and Transport was
asked by the Lohana Community to commission
a report to explore the impact of an
ageing population and how they can better address it.
Thank You Lord
I would like to thank my good
friend, Lord Dolar Popat for sending me the 76-page A4 size hard copy of the
report last month entitled "An Ageing
The report took over a year
to compile, after taking evidence from over 120 people and consulting various organisations
throughout the country. Whilst the
report was commissioned before Covid-19, the
pandemic helped highlight the urgency for the community at large to address
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Councillor Ameet Jogia
I also take this opportunity
to thank Ameet Jogia for his assistance in editing and preparing the e-copy.
of the Report
An ageing crisis:
Impact of Covid-19
The importance of
family care and support
A funding crisis - Financial
This ageing issue is not
unique to the Lohana Community. I am sure that many of the findings from this
report will be relevant to most other British
Indian communities - including our
Pattni Community. Perhaps we could
consider implementing ideas to follow suit and formulate similar strategies
deal with an ageing population.
We hope that this report will
initiate a mature discussion and be of use to our community and members. I
would suggest that it has implications not
only in UK but worldwide in the
A special general meeting
will be arranged with Lord Popat for all members once it is safe to do so. The idea will be to meet and discuss the key
challenges, recommendations of this report and debate such steps our community
can take as a whole for the benefit of an ageing population.
I would like to take this
opportunity to acknowledge the enormous time and effort that Lord Popat and his
team have invested to compile this report.
It will act as a key milestone in the transformation of many British
Indian communities for generations to come.
Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin
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Ageing Population by Lord Dolar Popat