What type of company is Age UK?

Age UK is the country’s leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We provide companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

How is Age UK Lancashire funded?

Age UK Lancashire is an independent local charity so all our running costs have to be raised each year through appeals, grant applications, events and other fundraising ventures.

Do you have to pay for Age UK services?

Our free, confidential national phone service offers advice on everything from money and benefits to retirement and care.

How Does Age UK work?

At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.

How Does Age UK help the elderly?

We help older people to claim benefits

Together with our national partners and local Age UKs, we help older people to know about and claim the benefits they’re entitled to, such as Carer’s Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit.

Who runs Age UK?

Alison Marshall – CEO, Age International

Alison joined Age UK in August 2022 as CEO for Age International, Age UK’s international charity which focuses on the needs and rights of older people in some of the world’s poorest countries.

How Does Age UK make money?

In addition to grants, we raise our own funds through a range of fundraising activities and events. We receive donations from individuals, groups, offices, companies, with an increasing list of donors giving under Gift Aid. If specified, a donation can be credited to any individual project or projects.

How many employees does Age UK have?

In addition to grants, we raise our own funds through a range of fundraising activities and events. We receive donations from individuals, groups, offices, companies, with an increasing list of donors giving under Gift Aid. If specified, a donation can be credited to any individual project or projects.

How much savings can you have before you have to pay for care at home?

You will not be entitled to help with the cost of care from your local council if: you have savings worth more than £23,250 – this is called the upper capital limit, or UCL, and will rise to £100,000 from October 2023. you own your own property (this only applies if you’re moving into a care home)

Can Age UK help with benefits?

Want to speak to someone about benefits? We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 055 6112. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 125 local Age UKs.

How much does home care cost per hour UK?

The price of home care services, also known as domiciliary care and in-home care, varies depending on where you live but you should expect to pay an average of between £20 to £30 for the hourly cost of care at home.

What do Age UK volunteers do?

What do local Age UK volunteers do? More than 25,000 volunteers support over 130 local Age UKs to make every day a little brighter for older people. From helping someone regain confidence after a fall to delivering meals for people with mobility issues, there are so many ways you can help in your local area.

What is Age UK’s mission?

Our Mission

We will enable, empower and support people to live well as active, engaged and influential members of their communities. We will work to ensure that everyone’s contribution is valued and that individuals and their communities provide mutual support which promotes independence, inclusion, choice and control.

Can I still get a job at 60?

It’s never too late to start a new career if you have the commitment and determination. Age doesn’t change a person’s mental approach to work. Someone who was adventurous at 30 is just as likely to be willing to take risks at 60.

What help is available for the elderly?


  1. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/
  2. https://www.ageco.co.uk/about-us/
  3. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lancashire/get-involved/
  4. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/
  5. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/people/
  6. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/information-advice/
  7. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/people/directors-trustees/directors/
  8. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/dacorum/about-us/how-we-are-funded/
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_UK
  10. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/money-work-and-benefits/paying-for-your-own-care-self-funding/
  11. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/benefits-entitlements/benefits-calculator/
  12. https://www.homecare.co.uk/advice/paying-for-care-at-home
  13. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/local-services-volunteer/
  14. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bradfordanddistrict/about-us/vision-and-mission/
  15. https://www.aviva.co.uk/shape-my-future/almost-done-saving-articles/getting-job-after-60/
  16. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/social-care-and-support-guide/introduction-to-care-and-support/

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