Poverty in later life: How people in older age move in and out of poverty, and what should be done to reduce it
Two in five pensioners spent at least one year of the last decade in poverty according to our new research with City, University of London.
Our latest report reveals that many people in later life live precariously, just one step from falling into poverty and we call on decision makers to take specific and necessary action to combat poverty in later life.
Pension Credit provides extra weekly income to people who have reached State Pension age and live on a low income. People who claim may also be entitled to other benefits. Visit our money information pages to find out more.
Since 2019 we've been campaigning for the Government to ensure that everyone who is entitled to Pension Credit receives it. Find out more about our Credit where it's due campaign & how you can help.
Experiences of bereavement support in later life
Our recent report explores the experiences of older people who have been bereaved and their attitudes towards bereavement support.
It highlights the experiences that might make bereavement particularly challenging for people in later life, barriers to accessing extra support, and what support our interviewees found most helpful for moving through their grief journey.
Older people's experiences of waiting for surgery
At Independent Age we have spent the last year learning how surgery can help people in later life, and what their experiences have been before and after treatment. There are more than five million people waiting for hospital treatment across the country
In our report, we focus on older people in England waiting for common elective or non-urgent surgical procedures.