Later Life Goals
Find out how the Later Life Goals programme at Age UK provides information, advice and support to people experiencing life events, to help them to feel less lonely and get the most out of later life.
What is Later Life Goals?
Our Later Life Goals programme is delivered through holistic, person-centred sessions aimed at people who are generally of State Pension Age or older. The programme specifically targets people who are experiencing a significant life event, or coping with a life change, by providing one-on-one sessions aimed supporting the person to resolve their situation and helping them to achieve what it is that matters to them. This could be a transition moment like retiring from work, which is all about making the most of the years ahead. Likewise it could be a dementia diagnosis where it is crucial to prepare to ensure the rocky road ahead is more manageable. Age UK research shows that significant life moments like these can be triggers for older people becoming more isolated and feeling lonelier.
The programme will deliver support on a range of issues faced by older people. The service will be delivered primarily through face-to-face contact including home visiting.
Following an initial one to one session, aimed at understanding the situation and support being provided to help understand options and how to take action in managing the situation, the adviser delivering the service would work with the older person to help them identify what they would like to achieve following the transition point in their lives.
Later Life Goals is delivered by 13 Age UK local sites across England and Wales, running from October 2018 to September 2021.
Where is the programme running?
The programme is currently being delivered in 13 locations across England and Wales. If you're interested in getting involved, contact your local participating Age UK.
- Bath & North East Somerset
- Blackburn with Darwen
- Mid Devon
- North Tyneside
- South Staffordshire (with North Staffordshire and Burton)
Contact one of these local partners or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Age UK is extremely grateful to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for funding the Later Life Goals programme.