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Election 2017: Dignity in older age


Age UK’s vision is for a world where everyone can love later life, but sadly this isn’t the case for many of today’s older people. Cuts to social care, pressures on the NHS, pensioner poverty, and loneliness are all difficulties that millions of older people in the UK continue to face.

The General Election on 8 June provides us with a huge opportunity to change this:

Ask your candidates to commit to becoming an Age Champion
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Let's create a world where everyone can love later life

We’re calling on the next Government to make sure all older people:

  1. Receive dignified care at home, in hospital, and in care homes
  2. Have a decent income
  3. Live a life free from loneliness

To help make this a reality, we’re asking Parliamentary candidates to become Age Champions and commit, if elected, to make the UK and their community better for older people – particularly those who find life a struggle.

It's vital that our politicians act on the issues that affect older people, today and tomorrow:

Ask your candidates to commit to becoming an Age Champion

Why this election matters for older people