Silver Voices is a non-profit making and non-party political organisation. All subscription income and donations are invested in website, marketing, campaign and office costs.
Silver Voices is a web-based membership organisation for the over sixties who want a platform for campaigning on current issues; enabling their views to be channelled to the political parties and so influence national and local policies. We have reviewed our systems to ensure we are compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): we will never provide individual data to any third party organisation.
The more members we have the more we can influence the political debate. We already have over 1150 members even though we have only been in existence for a short period . About 250 MPs from all political parties receive our regular policy briefings and we try to work closely with other senior citizen organisations, including Age UK and Independent Age. We are now members of the Care and Support Alliance with 80 leading charities campaigning on social care.
The Silver Voices Office is run by Dennis Reed who was Chief Executive of the local government think tank the LGIU for eleven years. Before that he was a senior official with the trade union UNISON. The Director is responsible for all organisational and financial matters, but policy positions and priorities are determined through regular membership polls and surveys. Silver Voices is the only independent national membership organisation for senior citizens in the UK.