Independent Age support for Older Age

Independent Age

About Independent Age

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility. A charity founded over 150 years ago, we’re independent so you can be.

We operate within the UK through a network of area managers and volunteers. We provide telephone friendship services in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, face-to-face friendship services in England, Scotland and Wales, and information & advice in England. To find out about local volunteering opportunities, see our Get involved pages.

Advice and support for older age

Independent age support and advice for the elderly

Get regular calls or visits – Independent Age can arrange for you to be called or visited regularly by a volunteer.  There are a range of opportunities for you to volunteer. Find out how you can get involved. visit our website to find out more.

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Get support

There are a number of ways we can support you. For instance you can call the Helpline to talk about how we can help, or to arrange a call with one of our expert advisers. You can also arrange to receive a regular phone call or visit from one of our Independent Age volunteers. 

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We want the UK to become the best country in the world in which to grow older. We campaign to ensure people can enjoy a financially secure, healthy, active and connected older age.

Help fundraise

Whether you’ve got one hour, one day or one year to dedicate, you can volunteer, fundraise or make a donation. 

Get involved

Get involved in the way that suits you and start transforming the lives of older people today!

We are helping to build a society where older people can live the lives they aspire to. There are a number of ways you can get involved.  We have a number of volunteer roles available to suit you, from regularly phoning or visiting older people, to helping to support our new recruits. We’ll give you all the training necessary and also cover your expenses. See our web site for more information

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