is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping people make the most of later life.
Local Age UKs provide a wide range of services that can help people both in times of crisis and on a long-term basis as well as offering opportunities to socialise and learn new skills.
Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities.
CAMPAIGN TO END LONELINESS
Working to bring communities and people together across the UK to tackle loneliness
Carers Trust supports carer networks across the UK
Carers UK provide information, advice and support to anyone caring for a loved one in the UK.
The Dovecote’ is an organisation established by Kelly Da Silva to enable people facing ‘involuntary childlessness’ to obtain the support, strategies, knowledge and experiences to discover a renewed life of passion and purpose. Inspired by her own personal experience of infertility, loss and involuntary childlessness, Da Silva, founded ‘The Dovecote’ to share the knowledge, research, training and tools gained through her own personal journey and to provide others with the same ability to deal with the challenges ‘involuntary childlessness’ brings.
Gateway Women was set up by founder Jody Day in 2011 with the aim of providing support, inspiration and empowerment to childless-by-circumstance women. Gateway works to end the isolation and create a safe place for its members to talk about their situation, work through their grief and come out the other side ready to create a ‘Plan B’ for a meaningful and fulfilling life without children.
Research on older men who are involuntarily childless is important not only because of actual and projected demographic change but also because of the very small evidence base relating to the effects of involuntary childlessness on men as they age. My study aims to record the life experiences of men aged 50 and over who don’t have children, but who, now or in the past, wanted to be a father.
ROYAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE
Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain.
They support older people by giving time and practical help to get the best from life. Their volunteers – ordinary men and women of all ages and ethnicities – love spending time with older people. Through them, they want to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.
SOLICITORS FOR THE ELDERLY
SFE is an independent, national organisation of lawyers (solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives) who provide specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
The main areas of law covered are:
Making a Will
Powers of Attorney
Paying for care
NHS Continuing Care Funding
Court of Protection
UK CO HOUSING NETWORK
Co-housing communities are intentional communities created and run by their residents. Each resident has a self-contained, private home, but residents come together to manage their community, share activities and sometimes eat together. Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many experience today, recreating the neighbourly support of the past.