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Your January Update

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.

Here when we're needed most

Last year, we achieved some incredible things together:

  • We answered 228,399 calls for help through our advice line.
  • A record 5.3 million people visited our information and advice web pages.
  • We distributed 1.28 million information guides and factsheets.
  • Our national befriending services provided thousands of lonely older people with regular friendly telephone calls from trained volunteers.

Thank you!

Saving free TV for older people

We're challenging the decision to remove free TV licences for people over 75. This change will leave the most vulnerable older people without a connection to the wider world. Please join the Switched Off campaign and sign our petition.

Coping with the care crisis

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.

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