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No One Should Have No One To Turn To

An older man stares beyond the camera.

Published on 19 November 2018 12:46 PM

Who do you turn to when times get tough?

Your partner, perhaps. Or your family and closest friends. The people you can rely on. The people who are always there for you.

Imagine if you had no one to turn to.

No one to ask when you just don't know what to do next. No one to be there for you when you're facing a crisis. No one to talk to when you're feeling desperately lonely.

Over 2.5 million older people in the UK feel they have no one to turn to for help and support. 

For millions of older people, this is the reality. Every day. Even on Christmas.

At Age UK London, we believe no one should have no one to turn to. Not at Christmas. Not ever.

With your help we can work to make sure no one struggles without the support they need.

Here in London we’re working as hard as we can all year round to help older people face the different challenges that growing older brings.

Whether it’s through our research and campaigns, our influencing work, or our connections with over 500 older people's organisations across the capital, we work all year round to make sure that London loves later life.

We also support the outstanding work of the local Age UKs across London, who provide crucial companionship, advice and support to thousands of Londoners every year, through their expert information and advice, befriending services and by simply being somewhere to turn when things get too tough to cope with on your own.

How you can help

We want to make sure that we can continue to be here for those who need us the most, but we can’t do any of this without your help.

If you want to help change the lives of older people in London, please click here to find out how you can make a difference.

With your support, we can keep working to make sure that no one has no one to turn to as they get older.

Age UK London provides a range of services and your gift will go where the need is greatest.