General Election 2017
Planning for the Future: Independent Age's General Election Manifesto
The new Government has a real challenge in overcoming some of the obstacles associated with our ageing population. Across the areas of money & benefits, health & social care, housing, communities and transport, it's vital that policymakers consider the impact of new proposals on the most vulnerable older people. That's why we've set out the key priorities for this Parliament in our manifesto.
Working with MPs on behalf of older people
Independent Age works with MPs in a lot of different ways to help raise the issues that matter to older people. For example, Independent Age briefs parliamentarians ahead of debates on key issues like health and social care, benefits and pensions, as well as loneliness and wellbeing. We also regularly meet with MPs, peers and local government, talking to them one to one about the work that Independent Age does in their area and explaining to them why it matters.
Every year, we take part in political party conferences, where we host events and meet with MPs and Ministers to ensure that making life better for older people is on the agenda.
Our policy and research is a good starting place for parliamentarians and policymakers when looking at the issues affecting older people. In addition, our advice guides are a great resource for caseworkers and older constituents navigating complex problems including money, health and care.
To find out more about how you can work with Independent Age to deliver for older people in your area, don't hesitate to email our public affairs team.
Our advice guides
Independent Age produces free advice and support guides that are full of information to help boost older people's incomes, help them find the care they need, remain independent, choose the right place to live, stay connected with others, and more.
Our guides can be ordered in large quantities for constituency offices and events.
Our free guides and factsheets are full of useful information on a wide range of subjects.
Supporting older constituents
Our national helpline provides free, impartial advice from expert advisers on a range of issues affecting older people.
Older people can also sign up to receive regular phone calls or visits from friendly, dedicated volunteers or request our advice guides and leaflets.
Call our freephone line on 0800 319 6789
- Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
- Saturdays 9am to 1pm
- Sundays and bank holidays closed