15/4/21 - East Lindsey launch their AWOC Group! - watch the launch event here.


12/4/21 - What we and the local groups have been up to . . .



  • Concentrating on getting our survey out, aiming to close it in a couple of weeks. Findings will then be used for press work and a launch when the charity registration comes through

  • Kirsty attended a presentation about the forthcoming Health and Social Care Select Committee report on the future of adult social care. We’ll be submitting evidence to this, and we’ve also written to Matt Hancock and the Select Committee

  • The AWOC toolkit will be launched at the end of April, with some organisations acting as pilot hosts for the training, before a larger roll-out later in the year




  • Continuing our weekly social meetings on Zoom (Thursdays 11am for anyone wanting to join us)

  • April 14th monthly meeting with speaker at 2pm will be looking at what a cashless society might mean for people ageing without children

  • Check our AWOC York website for all speaker dates and info:

  • Monthly meetings began in Jan. 2016; we now have c. 160 on our circulation list (email and postal) around the country

  • We have been keeping a Record of awoc experiences throughout the pandemic which is attracting researchers





  • The Bradford group Continues to meet monthly on Zoom and to have guest speakers. They have secured a council motion highlighting the importance of supporting those ageing without children, and is also working with a Director in Social Services and the local Chief Nurse on how the Council and local health services deal with those ageing without children




  • The Leeds group have revamped their logo and continue to concentrate on information and support to members

  • Future plans include a session on staying independent


East Lindsey


  • The East Lindsey Group will be launched on Thursday 15th April

29/3/21 - AWOC Founder Kirsty Woodard speaks to Justin King about the issues facing those ageing without children - watch the podcast here.

18/3/21 - Tell us about your Covid19 experiences!

As part of our relaunch of AWOC, we are asking those ageing without children in the UK to tell us about their experiences over the past year.


We want to capture the voices, thoughts and experiences of people ageing without children during the pandemic in order that we can build up a detailed picture of the key impact and issues to inform our future campaigning and support.


The survey will take only 10 minutes, and you can take our survey here.