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The difference we're making together

The past few years have seen older people in the UK facing some devastating challenges. But thanks to incredible supporters like you, Age UK has been there to help. Watch this video to see the changes you've helped to make possible. 

The challenge 

The coronavirus pandemic has made life much harder for many older people.

1.4 million

There are 1.4 million chronically lonely older people in England, and many more across the rest of the UK.

3.3 million

Around 3.3 million people aged 70 and over in Great Britain have had their wellbeing impacted by coronavirus, experiencing feelings of worry, loneliness, stress and anxiety.

1 in 7

Around 1 in 7 people aged 65 and over in England have felt their current financial situation is worse than before the pandemic, causing many stress and worry.

The solution

Age UK provides expert advice, practical support and friendship when it's needed most. In 2020:

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Your support makes this possible.

The impact

The work we do helps tranform the lives some of the UK's most vulnerable older people. 

"If I’ve got a problem, I know I can phone Age UK and they will be there for me." - Ted, 85

"Loneliness is awful, but Age UK makes it more bearable. The friendship calls fill a void." - Amrita, 92

"I can't thank my local Age UK enough, they saved my life. I honestly thought I was going to starve." - James, 79

But there are still so many more people we need to reach.

Could you help us?

£25 could pay to answer 5 calls to the Age UK Advice Line, providing older people with expert information and support

£50 could help to pay for regular befriending calls to some of the most vulnerable people in our communities

£100 could help us campaign to ensure older people's voices are heard at the heart of government

What our supporters are saying

I'm donating because of the vital work Age UK have been doing in lockdown.

I’m donating because a family member has benefited from the support of Age UK.

I’ve donated to increase awareness of the needs of elderly people.

An epic pledge

Hilary has pledged to walk 1,000 miles this year and is off to a strong start, having clocked up an impressive 500 miles so far!

Hilary’s fundraising for Age UK because, she says, it was the “obvious choice” after seeing the difficulties experienced by older people during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly in care homes. “I was saddened to see the residents having to communicate through glass,” she explains. “I’ve therefore decided to turn those miles [I’m walking] into smiles.”

Thank you for helping us be there when we're needed most

Your support can help give older people the support they need, now and in the future.

Age UK provides a range of services and your gift will go wherever the need is greatest. Age UK is a registered charity, no 1128267. 

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