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.
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.
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.
Let's get personal
As part of our work on social care, we run a major campaign calling on the government to introduce free personal care for all older people. Free personal care would give people the help they need with simple activities like getting dressed and getting washed.
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.