Welcome to Independent Age Magazine, our new biannual title. As we retire InTouch and Support Matters, we really hope you like this magazine’s fresh look and feel, and will look forward to receiving your copy every autumn and spring. In this issue, we’re focusing the microscope on the challenges facing more than five million older people who are set to bear the brunt of the rising cost of living. It’s such a difficult time for so many, and one that we’re determined to navigate with you, offering as much help and assistance as we can along the way.

In that spirit, we’d like to thank all of our donors for their continuing support – it really does provide hope for those who need it the most. Enjoy this new magazine, and let us know what you think of the changes – we’d love to hear from you.

Stuart Rogers

Acting Chief Executive