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The Bigger Picture
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The Bigger Picture

We have worked with the Strategic Society Centre to produce major new research to understand the lives of older people experiencing disability and caring.

The Bigger Picture’ reveals that over 2 million pensioners struggle with the most basic tasks. Meanwhile, 70,000 of the most disabled pensioners do not get any form of paid or unpaid care at home.

Find out more about The Bigger Picture

Volunteer with us

Our volunteer visitors offer a range of help and support to older people living in their local communities. One older person we support said, "My visitor couldn't be nicer or kinder."

If you could spare a few hours to have a cuppa and a chat with an older person living nearby sign up to volunteer now.

Need help? Call our advice service

Speak to an adviser for free and impartial advice on home care, care homes, NHS services, housing and other issues. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm.
Call 0800 319 6789 or email your queries to
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Media Awards

Our annual awards aim to recognise and reward the best examples of media coverage concerning older people's issues.


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Our stories

Find out more about some of the older people we've supported.