Age UK: Helping you love later life
Age UK is the UK’s largest charity working towards making life better for older people. From initiatives aiming to reduce loneliness to advice helping with money matters, it’s a resource that’s dedicated to making it easier for more people to make the most of later life.
Enabling, inspiring and supporting older people encapsulates the ethos behind Age UK and these core ideas are present in all of the organisation’s initiatives. While growing older has its challenges, it shouldn’t be treated as an illness – Age UK aims to change this misconception while simultaneously offering the kind of help and resources that will benefit older people the most.
Finding help with Age UK
One of Age UK’s most practical and helpful resources is a free information helpline that’s available from 8am to 7pm every single day of the year. Whether you need advice about housing issues or you have pressing health questions, call 0800 169 6565 to speak to someone at Age UK.
You’ll also find a wealth of information available on the website, including interesting articles, podcasts and simple step-by-step guides to everything from keeping fit to looking for work. Age UK also partners with a selection of other charities and businesses, offering a selection of commercial products that are tailored to meet the needs of older consumers – from stair lifts to home insurance.
Age UK’s ambitions
The charity aims to raise awareness of some of the many issues that older people face. It works to heighten the profile of important campaigns both with the general public and in parliament, in the hope of increasing understanding and paving the way for a better future. It is also the only UK charity to focus research funds exclusively on later life.
Age UK works on a national and local level, aiming to help individuals lead a happier life as well as working to protect the long-term interests of future generations. Projects range from local efforts to improve bus routes to national campaigns calling for reform of the care system.
Engaging with Age UK
Everyone is invited to lend their voice to Age UK’s campaigns and all help is appreciated. You can support Age UK by visiting one of its many shops, donating or volunteering to work for them.
Tap into the many resources and online help offered by Age UK and see how you can benefit from its network of 50-plus campaigners and advice-givers. You may find just the help or encouragement you need to make a positive change in your life.