Independent Age

Independent Age

Charity information

Independent Age

Independent Age works to keep thousands of older people independent and out of poverty by providing them with practical support, financial help and lifelong friendship. We have over 145 years' experience of supporting older people at home.

Founded 1863

  • Mission statement

    Our support is provided by local teams of volunteers, supported by a small number of staff across the UK and Ireland.

    We focus on supporting those who:
    -are over 70
    -are in financial need
    -are lonely or isolated

    We provide:
    -the friendship of a volunteer visitor
    -emergency grants for essentials such as urgent house repairs or mobility scooters
    -toiletry packs for hospital visits
    -membership of the Independent Age community, including regular correspondence, magazines and cards
    -the opportunity to meet and socialise with other members of the Independent Age community
    -book and telephone friendship groups to combat social isolation
    -equipment to assist independent living such as easy-grip appliances, tap turners, hooks to aid dressing and bath lifts

  • Aims

    Independent Age aims to:

    • To provide a comprehensive information and advice service
  • Overview

    Established: March 1863

    Registered Charity Number: 210729

    Board members: 16

    Full time staff: 70

    Volunteers: 1500

    Phone number: 020 7605 4288

    Address: 6 Avonmore Road W14 8RL W14 8RL

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  • Keep Able 2012

    Age need not be a barrier to independence. Timely and appropriate support can often enable... More