Independent Age is privileged to work with trusts and foundations that share our vision to ensure that everyone can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. Working alongside our funders, Independent Age wants to make sure the UK is the best place in the world to grow old.
We know there are currently 2.1 million older people living in poverty, 1.4 million who are often or always lonely and 1.5 million older people with at least one unmet care need.
Trusts and foundations support our work by providing funding for our services. This support is vital. Our services operate nationally, regionally – in our three key areas of Essex, Nottingham and the North East – and online. From our free Helpline to our community Reconnections projects and digital services, Independent Age offers a range of information, support and advice for older people, their families and carers – services that, last year, more than 800,000 people accessed.
Issues affecting older people are not going away. With an ageing population, they will only be exacerbated in the coming years. Independent Age works in partnership with trusts to create long-term relationships with those who also share our vision. Your funding could be for our work nationally, regionally, towards a specific service or unrestricted, to be applied where we need it most.