The difference your support made
As we start a new year and look forward to new possibilities, we wanted to show you some of the amazing achievements made possible in the last financial year with the help of our supporters.
Together with national and local Age UKs, we helped more than 7 million people with advice, services and support. But life is getting tougher for many older people. Millions are living in poverty, while others struggle without the care they need or have no one to talk to.
It’s thanks to the continued generosity and dedication of you and other supporters that we’re able to help the older people who need us the most. Thank you so much for the care you show.
Over 2.5 million older people say they have no one to turn to for help and support.
Our advice line responded to over 200,000 enquiries from older people, their families and carers, while our website gave information to 5.2 million people.
We're working to reach more of the older people who need us most, when they need us most.
One in seven older people aren't getting the care they need to manage everyday tasks such as washing, dressing or using the toilet.
We kept up pressure on the Government to address the social care crisis, hitting the headlines 873 times to make sure this vital issue was never far from people's minds.
We'll press for urgent reform of the social care system, so that more older people can live the dignified, independent lives they deserve.
Over 5 million older people say their television or pets are their main form of company.
With the support of more than 634,000 people who signed our petition, we campaigned for TV licences to remain free for the over 75s.
If the new Government fails to save free TV licences, we'll keep fighting for the millions of lonely older people who can't afford a licence.