Age UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. We do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways:

The work and support we provide at Age UK covers a number of different services, including:

Information and advice

Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, call our free national information line on 0800 169 6565. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm.

We also publish impartial and informative factsheets and advice guides.

Campaigns

Our Public Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns teams raise awareness of the difficult situations faced by many older people and keep ageing issues in the public eye and in parliament.

The issues we campaign on can vary, from calling for reform of the care system to trying to improve the bus route in our local community. Our campaigns offer lots of opportunities for us all to get involved and be heard by those who have the power to make our lives better.

Commercial products

Most of us want to remain independent - living in our own home for as long as possible, and keeping doing the things in life that we love the most.

Our products and services are tailored to the needs of people in later life. We offer travel, motor and home insurance; funeral plans; gas and electricity packages; and aids for the home, such as stairlifts and personal alarms.

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. When you or someone you care about starts to have difficulty managing daily tasks at home and needs extra support and care, it can feel daunting and you might not know what help is available or how to arrange it. Age Uk is here to help you get started, providing information on the services and support available to the elderly in the UK.

  2. Further education is a great way to learn new work skills, meet people and stay active in retirement. Our advice and resources will help you get started on your search for training programmes or to find a new job.

  3. Our vision is for all older people to be able to access the help they need to stay well and independent and to live in suitable housing. For those thinking about where to live, Age Uk provides information about the different options available, and where to find out more about the sort of housing that interests you.

Victim Care

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