Age UK is the country's largest charity formed in 2008 from the merger of Help the Aged and Age Concern, and is dedicated to providing life-enhancing services and vital support & companionship to people in later life.

Age UK provides information and advice for elderly people, including information on financial matters, health and wellbeing, home, care, work and learning. The charity also publishes a wide range of information guides and factsheets


Age UK and their local partners deliver a range of services for older people across the UK.

Information and Advice

Age UK provide free information and advice to help you on topics as diverse as claiming benefits to care homes, available at this link.:

Their free advice line, 0800 678 1602, is open from 8.00 am-7.00 pm, 365 days a year. 

Information Guides and Factsheets

The charity publishes a wide range of downloadable information guides and factsheets on a wide range of topics available at this link.

The information guide index (PDF 74 KB) shows our full list of guides and their date of publication.

The factsheet index (PDF 155 KB) shows our full list of factsheets and their date of publication.


Being diagnosed with dementia can be overwhelming and living with dementia can be a difficult and lonely experienceit. From keeping well, adapting your home and getting support, Age UK provides practical advice on understanding & living with dementia and carering for dementia at this link.

Age UK have produced the following Dementia Information Guides:

Free friendship calls for the over-60s

Having a friendly, weekly, 30-minute chat on the phone can make all the difference if you are living on your own.

Age UK and their partner charity The Silver Line offer you Telephone Friendship, a free telephone befriending service for matching volunteers with older people to enjoy a weekly phone chat about anything from the weather to what's been going on in both their lives.

Older people's groups

There are many social groups organised by older people for older people throughout the UK whether you're interested in finding new friends or making your voice heard on issues that affect people in later life.

Support Age UK

For ways to  get involved with Age UK go to this link.

Products designed for later life

Age UK also offer a range of products and services tailored for elderly people, including Insurance, Financial Services and Healthcare, available at this link.

Contact Age UK

Full contact details are available at this link.

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