Independent Age

Independent Age

Independent Age – Advice for older People, their families and carers

This Charity offers comprehensive and up to date information guides on the most common issues faced by older people. They have really useful fact-sheets regarding the financial assessments relating to long term care and what you can and cannot do with your money and property.

They also offer a vital befriending service for anyone who is lonely, which can be a lifesaver. Watch the very touching short video “Ron’s Story” to realise what a difference this service can make.

Independent Age campaign to raise political and public awareness of the needs of our ageing society. They work to ensure that older people and their friends and families are made aware of their rights to access services and make informed decisions regarding the care and support they require. This link takes you to their news and media section where you can read their open letter to the Prime Minister regarding social care and our elderly and other press releases.

And of course they are the hosts of the Older People in the Media Awards, championing the best in the industry in various media forms who highlight the pleasure and plight of our elderly population. I was delighted to be a finalist in 2014.

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For other Charities who support the elderly please see the category ‘ Charities for the elderly’ on the right of this article.

If you use this link to shop on Amazon I earn a 5% commission at no additional cost to yourself. This goes towards funding Admiral Nurses for people with dementia. It is money for nothing and provides such vital support. Please help me to help others and spread the word. Thank you. Caron.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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