Age International is the only UK charity working with and for older people in developing countries. We exist to change the world for older people: to respond to the needs, challenges and opportunities that arise from global ageing, by reducing poverty, improving health protecting and promoting rights and responding to emergencies in low and middle-income countries.
Our vision is of a world in which women and men everywhere can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives as they grow older, and can say:
- I am given the help and information I want in emergencies
- I have the income i need, and enjoy the best possible health and care
- My voice is heard by decision makers
- I am safe and secure, free from all forms of discrimination, violence and abuse.
Age International is a member of the HelpAge global network and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). We work in over 30 low and middle-income countries and achieve change by focusing on international programmes that strengthen older people’s income, health, safety, participation and rights. In the UK, our policy work focuses on changing attitudes and influencing decision-makers and policies.