At Independent Age, we work with people like you to make the UK the best place in the world to grow older. We currently focus our campaigns on three areas, and campaign for improvements in each to help older people live life on their own terms. Our supporters write letters to politicians and attend events across the country to help influence politicians to make change for the better.
Health and care
We want to ensure that all older people have the care they need to live healthy and happy lives. In our campaign work, we are calling on the government to properly fund the social care system and ensure that all older people have the support they need.
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As part of our work on social care, we have launched a major campaign calling on the government to introduce free personal care for all older people. Free personal care would give older people the help they need with simple activities like getting dressed and getting washed.
Income, money and inequalities
All older people should be financially secure and free from living in poverty. At Independent Age, we believe more needs to be done to ensure that all older people get the money they are due, such as Pension Credit and other benefits. We are working with government departments and older people to help make this change and will be launching a campaign on this later in the year.
Loneliness and staying connected
We want older people to be connected to their friends, family and their community to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve their mental health. Towards the end of the year, we will be delivering a campaign to make mental health services more available and effective for all older people, and we will need your support in doing this.
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