Independent Age is a national charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship. We offer free and impartial advice and information and grants for community organisations. We use the knowledge and understanding gained from our frontline services to highlight the issues experienced by older people who are facing financial insecurity and to campaign for change. We believe no one should face financial hardship in later life.

Our people

Information about trustees and staff.

Our Grant-making

Supporting charities rebuilding services for older people


Come and work for Independent Age.

Our history

See what we've been doing for the past 150 years.

Future plans

Our vision, mission, and what we plan to achieve.

Annual reports and accounts

Download reports from 2012 onwards.

Our blog

The latest reflections, thoughts and stories from Independent Age.

How we help

How we support older people, families and carers.

Contact us

How to get in touch.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement

We celebrate diversity at Independent Age and champion the differences that make each of us unique.

We all have the right to be treated fairly and equitably, regardless of our age, race, colour, ethnic or national heritage, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion / non-religion or belief, marital / civil partnership status, disability or health, neurological differences, pregnancy or maternity / paternity status, parental or caring responsibilities, upbringing, or any other status.

We want everyone who uses our services and those who work for and with Independent Age to feel safe, protected, welcome and included.

We expect everyone to treat each other with dignity and respect, and we will not tolerate any form of discriminatory behaviour or language from or towards our staff, volunteers, the people who use our services, partners, supporters, suppliers and anyone else we may directly engage through the course of our work. If this occurs, we will challenge them respectfully and take appropriate action, including potentially ending our relationship.