Reflecting back and looking forward

A reflective blog over the past year from Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive at Independent Age.

Whether it’s about local services helping to reconnect the lonely, campaigns to challenge discrimination and the status quo, or easy access to great information and advice, Independent Age is always communicating that it’s here for one thing and one thing only, to be there for people growing older who need us the most.
That’s our story. And since 1863 it’s had many chapters.


We can all live a happy, connected and purposeful later life.


To ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.


Purpose-driven: The experience, needs and views of older people inform everything we do
Compassionate: We listen, care and take action
Expert: Our work is evidence based and solution focused
Collaborative: We work in partnership to maximise our impact
Accountable: We work with integrity and transparency
Inclusive: We value diversity and always treat everyone fairly with dignity and respect

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