At Independent Age, we work with people like you to make the UK the best place in the world to grow older. Our supporters write letters to politicians and attend events across the country to help influence politicians to make change for the better.
Time to grieve
We’re calling on the government to increase access to emotional support following a bereavement. 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.
Credit where it's due
As a financial top-up to some of the pensioners most in need, Pension Credit helps to ensure that older people do not have to choose between eating or heating their home. We are calling on the Government to reform Pension Credit to make sure that everyone who is entitled to this money receives it.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, we have been campaigning to ensure the voices of those in later life are heard by decision makers.
Our Home Truths blog series has been amplifying your voices around issues such as access to food, social care, funerals and the importance of saying goodbye, keeping mentally healthy and the work of community groups.
Throughout the pandemic, Independent Age has also been raising the concerns of people in later life directly with decision makers. Working with our campaigners, we've contacted MPs, given evidence to Parliamentary Committees and written to Government departments directly.
We send our campaigners regular emails with updates on our work and ways they can get involved. This includes activities such as taking part in surveys to share your views, using our handy tools to write to your MP or signing petitions.