Support our campaign for a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing
Over 70 organisations are supporting our campaign for a Commissioner for Older People and Ageing. Many older people aren’t having the retirement they’d hoped for, and so we’re asking the Government to establish a Commissioner. They would raise awareness of the long-term challenges older people face, and bring together government departments to make change happen. Show your support by adding your name to our campaign.
Find out if you can boost your income and cut your bills.
Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses are increasing.
If you’re struggling to make ends meet, there may be financial support available and other ways to boost your income and save money on bills. Find out more with our free guides and factsheets.
Bridging the digital divide
Independent Age and Vodafone Foundation UK are working together to support older people to get connected and explore the benefits of being online.
Hi Digital, developed by Vodafone Foundation UK, is a free online resource to help you improve your digital skills. It includes step-by-step courses on a variety of simple digital topics. Start your digital journey today by visiting our Hi Digital page.
Take on the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Independent Age
The London Landmarks Half Marathon takes runners on a central route with iconic landmarks including Big Ben, St Paul's Cathedral, Nelson's Column, the Gherkin, the Shard, the Tower of London and the London Eye. There will be musical performances, DJs, dancers and themed cheer stations.
The number of people facing financial hardship is growing – more than two million older people live in poverty in the UK, and at least one million more live with precarious finances. Our new short film brings to life the issues that older people in financial hardship face daily. Each of the case studies within the film represents an area of financial hardship that we will be focusing on: income, costs, community and housing.