An event seeking to give the elderly a voice is returning to the borough.

Dignity Day is being held on February 21 and is being organised by Waltham Forest Sheltered Housing and Pensioners Group.

It comes eight years after Waltham Forest Council signed a Dignity Code.

A Dignity Day was organised by Waltham Forest Pensioners Convention in 2016.

The organisation wants to use the event to highlight the importance of dignity in the elderly and connect different support services that the elderly can benefit from.

The event will consist of 25 stalls from organisations that support the elderly within the borough.

Waltham Forest Sheltered Housing and Pensioners Group is currently trying to engage residents from 42 out of a total of 98 sheltered housing schemes in the borough for the day.

There will be a number of speakers and information for and about pensioners available at the event.

Light entertainment including prize bingo and a choir will also be available.

The Dignity Day is dedicated to the elderly and 150 residents across the borough are expected to attend.

Tommy Anderson said: "The event is very important for those living in sheltered housing who have been left isolated following the cuts to supporting people funding.

"It is vital that we remind the council and hold them accountable for their responsibility towards the vulnerable elderly, especially under the Dignity Code.

"We want to highlight that we are operating a regular service for elderly people to interact and get support at The Hub on Orford Road, on a weekly basis, on Thursdays from 12.30-3pm."

The event is to held at the Waltham Forest Community Hub on Orford Road in Walthamstow from 10am to 3pm.

Hot and cold refreshments will be provided and lunch will be available.