We know the pandemic has had a devastating impact on the NHS, but we also know that people over 65 have been waiting too long for routine operations, and their health has deteriorated as a result.
Tune in to BBC 1's Panorama tonight to hear more about our research, about older people’s access to surgery, and what needs to happen.
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.
Now more than ever, the government must make sure that emotional support following a bereavement is available to all who need it.
Whether it's information and advice, counselling, support groups or online forums, we want to see a range of emotional support available to people across England. Sign our open letter and join our call to fix bereavement support here.
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.
Patiently waitingpress release
Majority of older people waiting for treatment in daily pain as delays to surgery continue.