Around the UK, many thousands of older people feel isolated and alone. Sometimes they might even feel like they've become invisible to the rest of the world.
Thankfully, Age UK is there. We do whatever we can to make life better for each and every person who needs us. Sometimes it's about practical problems like fitting a grab rail or a door lock and chain to help someone feel more secure in their home. Or perhaps they are missing out on the financial support they are entitled to. And sometimes it's just about calling someone up regularly to make sure they are doing OK. A quick chat could help them stop worrying about whether they can afford to put the heater on.
We take practical steps to make people feel safe, valued and independent in their later years.
In 2013, togther with our partners, we were able to provide information and advice to over 5.2 million people and in 2014 we want to be there again for those people and others who need support from Age UK.
Below is just one example of the many services and projects that Age UK runs to help and support older people. If you are interested in knowing more about the work of Age UK, please contact us.
If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a legacy to Age UK, please phone the Legacy team on 020 3033 1421 or email [email protected]
1–6 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9NA
Registered charity number 1128267
Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798). The registered address is Tavis House, 1–6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.
Cecil's daughter came into a local Age UK, concerned about her father's fast deteriorating health - especially as he was refusing help.
We made sure he was given a winter warmth pack which included the Winter Wrapped up information guide, a thermometer and a flask.
Afterwards, Cecil accepted a visit from someone from Age UK, who is now helping him to apply for the benefits he is entitled to. We've also convinced him to have a much-needed visit from the doctor and he has agreed to have a telephone and an Aid Call alarm installed too, enabling him to preserve his valued independence.