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.
Getting online can help you keep in touch, learn new skills, find music you love, and even make things like shopping or banking easier. It may feel daunting at first – but with a little patience and practice, everyone can learn how to use technology.
Check out our Technology hub for advice on getting started online, helping someone else, what you can do online and support available.
Time to grieve
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.