Happy New Year, and welcome to your January Update. Thanks to support from people like you, we can provide life-changing advice and companionship for millions of older people every year.
Last year, we achieved some incredible things together:
We've been travelling the country with Penny, our social care piggy bank, raising awareness of the care crisis and how it impacts the NHS. Sadly 1.4 million older people in this country remain without the care they desperately need. You can still add your voice to our Care in Crisis campaign.
Our latest report 'All the lonely people: Loneliness in later life' examines the reasons why loneliness might increase in later life and how Age UK is working to tackle it through our local and national befriending services.