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What we do

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ϲֱ쿪’s vision is a world where everyone can love later life

We know it won’t be easy getting there, but we believe it’s how things should be. With your help, we work every day to make it happen.

Who we help

Our focus, more than ever, is on the older people who need us the most. 

Too many older people are living in poverty or just above the poverty line. Too many find themselves without the care and support they desperately need. Too many have no one to turn to. 

How we help

We are national

In the UK we help millions of people every year, providing support, companionship and advice. We are a strong voice, campaigning with and for older people to champion their rights, needs and wishes.

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We are local

The ϲֱ쿪 network is a partnership of independent charities which includes our national partners, over 120 local ϲֱ쿪s, and hundreds of smaller organisations called ϲֱ쿪 Friends and Forums.

 

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We are international

Our international subsidiary charity, Age International, works in over 30 developing countries. Age International is a member of the HelpAge global network and the Disasters Emergency Committee.

 

Our strategy

  1. We’ll put front and centre the older people who need us the most
  2. We’ll help local communities through enduring local support
  3. We’ll boldly ask for help and support

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Our six charity objectives

Campaigning and research

We’ll make the most difference to the most disadvantaged older people through effective campaigning and influencing, underpinned by policy work and research.

Information and advice

We’ll reach out to older people, their carers, and their families, to support them with the impartial, personalised, and expert information and advice they need.

Health and care

We’ll enable older people to have access to high quality, locally available services that address their health and care needs, provided by the ϲֱ쿪 network.

Wellbeing

We’ll deliver wellbeing programmes that have a big impact on wellbeing and provide long-term benefit to the ϲֱ쿪 network’s services.

ϲֱ쿪 network

We’ll secure a strong and enduring local presence of ϲֱ쿪s and other community organisations to deliver the support and opportunities that local older people need.

International

Through Age International, ϲֱ쿪’s international charity, we'll focus on the needs and rights of older people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Our achievements (2021-22)

204,119 calls

We answered 204,119 calls to the ϲֱ쿪 Advice Line

£162 million

Our local partners helped older people identify approximately £162 million in unclaimed benefits

10.7 million views

Our online information pages had 10.7 million views

Annual reports and accounts

Learn more about what we achieve for older people each year, how we much we raise and how much we spend. 

How we raise our funds

Fundraising is our most significant source of income, powering all we deliver for older people. We’re tremendously thankful to our supporters for making our work possible. 

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Want to know more about what we do for older people? Contact our friendly team - we'll be happy to help.

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