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Action for Blind People

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.

Action on Elder Abuse

To prevent abuse in old age by raising awareness, education, promoting research, collection and dissemination of information.

Age Page

The Age Page is a blog that aggregates articles, research, attitudes and thinking about the elderly and their place in society in the UK

Age UK

Aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

Age-Net

Age-Net is an 'Age Friendly' site for the UK's Over 50s. It seeks to provide a platform for your interests and answers to your questions.

Alzheimer's Society

The leading UK care and research charity for people with this disease and other dementias, their families and carers.

Anchor

Not-for-profit provider of support, care and housing for older couples and single people, whether able-bodied or requiring added care with a range of purpose-built accommodation, or help people to stay in their own home.

 

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Campaign to End Loneliness

The Campaign to End Loneliness aims to create connections in older age

Care Directory

The Care Directory has been set up to provide a guide to care homes, nursing homes (care homes with nursing) and care agencies throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

CareDirections

An internet-guide to care and the rights of the elderly, aiming to empower people with the information they need to make informed choices, giving them continuing control in their lives, or the lives of their loved ones.

CareUK

Careuk.net, an NHFA website, aims to signpost individuals to some of the numerous sources of support, advice and information available throughout the UK.

Ceartas

Ceartas provide information and advocacy for older people and people with dementia in East Dunbartonshire.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission exists to promote public confidence in the integrity of charities.

Citizens Online

Citizens Online explores the social and cultural impact of the Internet on society. We believe that access to the Internet is essential for every 21st Century citizen.

Community Christmas 

Communities are encouraged to provide companionship to older people on Christmas Day by running a community Christmas Lunch event, joining up with others at a local pub or restaurant, popping round for tea and cake, perhaps organizing a film viewing or anything else that can be enjoyed by all those that take part.

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DIAL UK

DIAL UK is a national organisation for a network of 140 local disability information and advice line services run by and for disabled people.

Do-it

Do-it offers the public volunteer opportunities from an online database, searchable by your interests and your location.

 

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Elizabeth Finn Care

Elizabeth Finn Care helps people in need (and their spouse and children) whose former careers have been interrupted or ended through physical or mental problems, loss of work and family breakdown or those struggling on low income in retirement.

ExtraCare

ExtraCare is a charitable trust with a unique approach to housing and support for older people, offering a lifestyle that challenges traditional outmoded concepts of ageing.

 

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Fifty Connect

50 Connect operates the UK's leading content led internet channel dedicated to today's over 50's.

Friends of the Elderly

Friends of the Elderly will support older people, particularly those in need due to frailty, isolation or lack of adequate resources.

 

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G-Nation

G-Nation is a countrywide campaign in the UK aiming to demonstrate to young people how to change the world by giving.

Grace Care

Grace Care provide independent care advice that will help you find the right care, and make the right care decision for you or a family member.
 
GrownUpMoney
 
GrownUpMoney provides useful guides for the over 50s including benefits, insurance and money.
 
 

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HousingCare

HousingCare is an independent and not-for-profit site, designed to help older people make choices about their future housing, and any supportive services or care they may need.

 

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Independent Age

Independent Age is a charity, providing lifelong support to older people on very low incomes.

Independent Living

The place for news, views and product information for the elderly and less able.

 

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Keep Able

Keep Able supply a broad range of products to make everyday living easier for elderly and disabled people, from walking sticks and kitchen gadgets to mobility scooters and stairlifts.

 

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Listening Books

Listening Books provides a postal audio book library to people throughout the UK who have difficulty holding a book, turning a page or reading in the normal way.

 

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Mabels

The one-stop resource for all your over 50 needs that helps you make the most out of life.

Many Happy Returns

We reconnect the generations through conversation. Our 'Chatterbox' card games help older people to share their stories and happy memories
 
Mental Health Foundation
 
Guide to mental health problems, topical issues and treatment options. 
 
Men in Sheds
 
A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.
 
 
 

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Naidex

This UK key event allows healthcare professionals and their clients to keep up to date with developments in the homecare market. May 11-13, 2004, NEC Birmingham.

National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service

National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service supports over 280 Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS) throughout England. CVS are local development agencies formed and run by voluntary and community groups providing a range of support services.

National Benevolent Fund for the Aged

The National Benevolent Fund for the Aged responds to the changing demands of an ever-increasing number of older people in the UK and especially to the growing number of frail and disabled older people who are socially excluded.

National Council of Women

The National Council of Women speaks for women across Great Britain - to make changes in the way things are done and to create a better tomorrow by acting today - via Government agencies, departments and decision-making bodies.

NCVO

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in England, with sister councils in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

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Over 65 Magazine

A magazine aimed at mature readers who are young at heart.

 

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Queen's Nursing Institute

The Queen's Nursing Institute stands at the heart of community nursing: promoting best practice in community nursing care; providing both professional and financial support for innovative community nursing projects and working alongside leading healthcare agencies to encourage the highest standards of public health.

 

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REACH

REACH helps voluntary organisations benefit from the business, managerial, technical and professional expertise of people who want to offer their skills, working as volunteers in part-time, unpaid roles with nearby voluntary organisations, free of charge.

Researching into Ageing

Research into Ageing is the UK national medical research charity dedicated to understanding and challenging the diseases and disabilities which become more common in later life, with the aim to establish a difference between healthy ageing and illness.

RNIB

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

RNID

RNID is the largest charity representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. Our vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfilment.

Royal British Legion

The UK's leading charity safeguarding the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the Armed Forces and their dependants, providing financial, social and emotional support to millions of all age groups.

Royal Scottish Corporation

The Royal Scottish Corporation, founded in the early seventeenth century by expatriate Scots, helps Scots suffering hardship in London. Anyone born in Scotland, of Scots parentage, or married to a Scot, and living within 35 miles of Charing Cross, can call for help.

RSVP

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme, is part of the national Community Service Volunteers and encourages those aged 50 plus to participate in voluntary work in their local area.

 

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Senior Retirement

The essential seniors resource directory. Includes retirement, senior health, mobility, ageing, finance, activities and many more helpful organisations for the over 50s & senior citizens.

Seniors Network

An information resource for older people in the UK with channels on health, money, campaigns, computers and leisure. Operates a Bulletin Board with forums on topical items. Free mini-web sites for selected Pensioners groups.

Silverline

Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advise to older people, open 24 hours a day, everyday of the year.

Silver Sunday

Silver Sunday is a celebration of the contribution of older people to their communities, and we want to use this day to give older people a chance to try new things, stay active, meet new people and combat loneliness.

Society for the Assistance of Ladies

Society for the Assistance of Ladies, founded in 1886, assists women permanently resident in the UK living alone and genuinely in need, irrespective of social status. Often they are elderly ladies who require help towards their day-to-day living expenses.

Solicitors for the Elderly

National organisation for solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are committed to providing and promoting robust, comprehensive and independent legal advice for older people, their family and carers.

Soroptomists International

A worldwide organisation for women in management and professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. There are currently over 93,000 members in 122 countries.

SSAFA

SSAFA is the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need, suffering or distress, regardless of age or condition.

Staywarm

Staywarm from Powergen is a fixed price gas and electricity service designed exclusively for the over 60s. It offers those who need it most an affordable way to keep warm without the worry of unexpected large bills. We supply all the gas and electricity you need for a price that is fixed for 12 months, based on the number of people and bedrooms in your home not how much gas and electricity you use.

 

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The Townswomen's Guilds

Provides the opportunity for women everywhere to be part of an organisation within which members offer support, friendship and encouragement for women, confronting radical contemporary issues.

thebestof

For the best local businesses, local news, events and local information wherever you are.

TimeBank

TimeBank is a national campaign to raise awareness of the value of giving time and to inspire a new generation of TimeGivers; it acts as the single entry point to the voluntary sector.

 

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U3A

Around the country groups of people organise themselves for the purpose of learning and in the UK there are more than 400 groups with total membership of some 112,000.

UK Older People's Day

UK Older People’s Day is on 1 October to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim of the day is to be a national celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and to the economy.

ukselfhelp

An on-line directory providing the telephone numbers of over 760 UK Self Help Groups and hyperlinks to over 560 web sites.

 

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Women's Institute

The WI is a modern organisation that speaks with reason and integrity on a range of important issues facing us today - from GM crops to the closure of rural post offices.

WRVS

WRVS is an age positive charity that offers a range of practical services to help and support older people to live well, maintain their independence and play a part in their local community.

Which?

Which provides free and practical advice about arranging and financing care for relatives at home or in a care home.

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