Ikano Insight is a data, insight & business intelligence agency that transforms data into meaningful, actionable insights by making the complex simple with innovative data and analytics solutions.
They began supporting Independent Age in summer 2020 as they were keen to support older people through the COVID-19 crisis. Since then, Ikano Insight have donated over £65,000 to Independent Age through a number of activities.
They sponsored our award winning Scamwise guide and also supported our telephone befriending service in December 2020. This donation paid for 3,640 hours of befriending support for older people, which was critical as lockdown restriction meant that they were becoming even more isolated than usual.
In July 2021, we were delighted when Ikano Insight decided to make a further donation towards our Tier Two Helpline Advisers. This service helps older people by providing expert advice on the type of benefits they are entitled to and how to claim them, which is key as in 2020 the team identified £2.3 million unclaimed benefits for older people. By maximising their income, older people can start to be lifted out of poverty. Our advisers also provide advice on navigating our complicated health and care systems by informing older people and their families of their rights and how they can assert them.
As well as supporting Independent Age through donations, Ikano Insight are providing Christmas gifts for older people supported by our Community Services in London.
We are thankful for the work that Ikano Insight have done and are looking forward to seeing what else we can do together to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live with dignity, choice and purpose.