Why your money counts
Your donation today could transform the life of an older person in need.
Whether it’s a one-off donation or pledge for a monthly gift that you decide to give, we promise that the donation you make to Independent Age today will be used to support older people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.
We aim to give older people more peace of mind with specific guidance around their finances as well helping them to tackle many of the other isolating impacts that financial stress can have on mental and physical health. Our telephone helpline and community teams work hard to ensure we can reach as many isolated people as possible, but we need your help to reach more.
- There are 2.1 million people over the age of 65 currently living in poverty- with many more set to be plunged into further financial difficulty over the next year;
- 1.5m people who say they are always or often lonely; and
- 1.4m people in England over 65 who have at least one unmet care need.
Many older people are proud and feel too ashamed or anxious to seek support. Financial stress can have devastating effects on their mental and physical wellbeing.
This is why Independent Age focuses its efforts on reducing poverty and loneliness in older age and support those living with unmet care needs. We work hard in our communities to ensure that, as we grow older, we all have the chance to live well with dignity, choice, and purpose.
Why make a regular donation?
A regular monthly donation means we can plan ahead for the future to provide vital services for older people in need. Our vision is for the UK to be the best place to grow old in. To do this we need continued funds to support our work on the issues that matter to older people and their families: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.
Please give what you can and donate online now.
Thank you for your donation and for supporting Independent Age.