Age needs one voice. Now it has:
Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
Age UK believes that everyone can love later life - we do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways.
Our vision is ambitious. It won’t be easy to get there, and it won’t be a quick journey, but we believe it’s how things should be for older people and we work every day to get closer to this vision.
Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, call our free national information line on 0800 169 6565. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm.
We also publish impartial and informative factsheets and advice guides.
Public Policy, Public Affairs and our Campaigns teams raise awareness of the situation faced by many older people and keep ageing issues in the public eye and in parliament.
The issues we campaign on can vary, from calling for reform of the care system to trying to improve the bus route in our local community. Our campaigns offer lots of opportunities for us all to get involved and be heard by those who have the power to make our lives better.
Most of us want to remain independent, to live in our own home for as long as possible, and to keep doing the things in life that we love the most. We can offer you travel, motor and home insurance; funeral plans; gas and electricity packages; and aids for the home, such as stairlifts and personal alarms.
We are a successful national training provider that reaches over 10,000 learners annually and offer services that have received recognition from Ofsted and the sector skills council Skills for Care. Our work involves the tailored provision of innovative learning solutions designed to address the needs of local people of all ages, professionals and employers throughout the UK and internationally. Specifically we offer:
Age UK is the only UK charity to focus research funds exclusively on later life.
That's because we believe that we should all be able to enjoy good health in later life, free from the diseases and disabilities associated with growing older and the consequences that they can bring about, such as social isolation, anxiety, frailty and loss of independence.
The research we fund is providing answers and we've already seen significant breakthroughs in dementia, falls prevention, stroke and incontinence, to name a few.
Use our online form to give us feedback about Age UK and our website.
Help us reach the thousands of older people who feel isolated and alone.
Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA. Registered charity number 1128267. Company number 6825798. © Age UK Group and/or its National Partners (Age NI, Age Scotland and Age Cymru) 2013. All Rights Reserved
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