Every day, we hear from older people who tell us they are skipping meals to pay the bills, their mental health is deteriorating, and they feel more alone as they can’t afford to see friends and family.
That’s why we have a range of services available across the UK. With your financial support, we can keep our services open to improve older people’s lives.
Find out if you can boost your income and cut your bills.
Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses are increasing.
If you’re struggling to make ends meet, there may be financial support available and other ways to boost your income and save money on bills. Find out more with our free guides and factsheets.
Take on the Santa Dash this December
Take on the Santa Dash: Lapland Quest 20k for Independent Age. Help to improve the lives of older people this Christmas. Take on 20k of activity throughout the month of December. Walk, run, cycle, swim - the choice is yours! You'll monitor your activity using Strava, and follow your journey to Lapland on your fundraising page.
Independent Age and Vodafone Foundation UK are working together to support older people to get connected and explore the benefits of being online.
Hi Digital, developed by Vodafone Foundation UK, is a free online resource to help you improve your digital skills. It includes step-by-step courses on a variety of simple digital topics. Start your digital journey today by visiting our Hi Digital page.
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.
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.
Ways you can save money
There may be ways you can save money if you’re struggling to make ends meet