Lorna is one of the amazing people on the other end of the phone at the Independent Age Helpline in Glasgow. She recently took our 100,000th call. Here she tells us about the most rewarding aspects of her work:
On International Men's Day, Phil Mawhinney takes stock of some of the biggest challenges facing older men in the UK in 2019.
Oliver Steadman, Campaigns Officer at Independent Age, explains how you can get involved during the General Election to help us make sure the issues that older people care about are high up the political agenda.
Oliver Steadman, Campaigns Officer
Yvonne took some time to tell us a little about why she decided to volunteer with Independent Age, and how much she looks forward to her visits with Maria.
Victor, 100, speaks of a great love that’s lasted through the years
Patricia is one of Independent Age’s volunteers, offering valuable administrative support in our office each week.
She has recently been involved in our free personal care campaign and writes here about her experience and why this campaign is so important to her.
Patricia Phipps, Independent Age Volunteer
When Beverley was made redundant eight years ago she searched Google for volunteering opportunities and came across Independent Age.
Here, she tells us how she feels about her visits and what everyone gets out of it.
Will we see an increase in the number of “incapacitated” older persons as a result of digitisation of financial services?
Anne-Sophie Parent from Age Platform Europe looks at the financial risks facing older people in an increasingly digital world.
Flora, the Information Manager at Independent Age, discusses the different financial support available to help with the cost of fuel.