Independent Age BBC Lifeline Appeal

Watch our BBC Lifeline Appeal presented by actor Sue Johnston and featuring some of the people who have benefitted from our information and advice services.

Royle Family star, Sue Johnston, is presenting our Lifeline Appeal. It features Thabani, Denis and Fiona, who have been supported by Independent Age’s Helpline, volunteering and telephone groups.

The BBC Lifeline Appeal gives us the opportunity to share the services we offer at Independent Age and help older people as we face the cost-of-living crisis and a challenging winter. We need your support to deliver our vital services to help older people to live with dignity, choice and purpose.

What your support means

2.1 million older people currently live in poverty. With the cost-of-living crisis, the hard truth is that a further 3 million older people could find themselves in financial hardship this winter.

Alongside our services, our Helpline receives thousands of calls each month – and just one call could be life-changing. Thabani, Denis and Fiona all had their confidence boosted from the support, information and advice they received from Independent Age.

Meet the stars of our Lifeline Appeal

By watching our BBC Lifeline Appeal, you'll see how we've helped Thabani, Denis and Fiona through our range of services. Follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for appeal updates.

You can watch our appeal on BBC iPlayer.

How to watch and support our BBC Lifeline Appeal

You can watch our Lifeline Appeal on BBC iPlayer. Your support has never been more vital.

Please watch the appeal and share this page with your friends, family and colleagues.

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