Right now, more than two million older people in the UK are living in poverty
Every day we receive a huge number of phone calls from people like Frank. People who’ve worked hard their whole lives. People who would rather go without than be a burden. People who never thought they’d need to call a helpline because they can’t cope financially, and everything is falling apart around them.
That’s why we’re asking you to donate £20, or whatever you can afford, this Christmas to help us provide urgent advice and support for people who need us most.
Housing challenges are faced by people of all ages, but the stories of older people on a low income who are renting are often hidden and rarely part of the conversation. We want to amplify the voices of this hidden group, from their concerns about affording rent to their fears around the security and quality of their home. We make policy recommendations to help meet the needs of this growing group of older private renters in England.
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.
Take on the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Independent Age
The London Landmarks Half Marathon takes runners past iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye. There will be musical performances, DJs, dancers and themed cheer stations.