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Age UK Kensington & Chelsea'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 continue to face millions of older people in the UK.

The General Election on June 8th provides us with the opportunity to change this:

> Ask your candidates to commit to becoming an Age Champion
> If you're a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, find out how you can help


Let's create 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


What you can do

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.

If you want politicians to act, please support Age UK’s campaign and ask the candidates in Kensington & Chelsea to become an Age Champion.

> Ask your candidates to commit to becoming an Age Champion


Why this election matters for older people

Because 1.2 million older people don't receive the care they need

Younger lady pushing older lady in a wheelchairPeople like Carmel, who relies on support from social care. Age UK is calling for the next Government to make sure all older people receive dignified care at home, in hospital, and in care homes.

> Read Carmel's story

Because 1.9 million older people are living in poverty in the UK

Older lady and man looking at paperworkPeople like Gordon and Margaret who struggle to make ends meet. Age UK is calling for the next Government to make sure all older people have a decent income.

> Read Gordon and Margaret's story

Because 1.2 million older people are chronically lonely

Older lady with glassesPeople like Jean, who has experienced loneliness since losing her husband last year. “I was widowed a year ago and I was depressed. I didn’t know anyone here so I didn’t want to go out. I just stayed in my room.”

Jean's daughter contacted her local Age UK to see if there were any groups she could attend. Now she enjoys meeting up with people and finds herself less lonely and isolated. She attends a weekly exercise class which has improved her mobility, and can walk to the GP’s now.

Become an Age Champion

If you're a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, find out what you can do to promote better policies and outcomes for older people to improve lives and get ready for our ageing population.
Find out what you can do

Big Ben clock towerIf you're a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, find out what you can do to promote better policies and outcomes for older people to improve lives and get ready for our ageing population.

> Find out what you can do