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History

1961, under the title Help the Aged, UK. Current title adopted Apr 2010. UK Registered Charity: 1128267.

Aims

Provide practical support to help older people live independent lives, particularly those who are frail, isolated and poor.

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Activities

Provides direct services for older people in UK and abroad, such as: free telephone advice service; alarm telephones; help to buy specially adapted vehicles; housing and home care; free installation of locks, smoke alarms and security devices; International Programmes provide ophthalmic work, health care and income generation projects, emergency aid and 'Adopt-a-Granny' scheme; Financial Services, including insurance, care fees advisory, tax and retirement property services; Catalogue of items for home, garden, leisure and personal care; Will Information Pack provides free advice on will making process; Fundraising events; Government's consultation on integrated transport Millennium Awards; Supports older people and other organizations with grants and expertise; Campaigning with and on behalf of the older population; Maintains 372 street shops selling donated goods; Annual 'Help the Aged Golden Awards' honours the contribution that older people make to society after retirement; 'The Longest Day' annual national programme of events to celebrate the longest lives.

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros A).

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

G2506

Last News Received

2012
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