Age Concern and Help the Aged are now Age UK. Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination and computer courses.
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research. A world in which older people flourish is a world in which older people will: be equal citizens with equal rights, have enough money for a secure and decent life, and have access as consumers to the products and services they need at a price they can afford, have access to the healthcare and social care they need, have the opportunity to live healthier longer lives and to enjoy a sense of well-being, live in homes and neighbourhoods that are safe and comfortable and which enable them to lead fulfilling lives, have opportunities to participate and contribute as volunteers, active citizens, good neighbours, family members, and workers, enjoy the benefits of longer life, wherever they are in the world. Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, so if you need information or advice on anything from health to housing, call our free national information line. It's open 365 days a year from 8am to 7pm.