HelpAge works with older people to push governments to make policies that improve their lives.

We are determined that governments and other NGOs include older people in their policies and programmes. Our areas of policy focus are:

DRR & Climate change

An older man by a water hole in Ethiopia. (c) Jeff Williams/HelpAge International.

We're listening to older people's advice on dealing with shocks and stresses, and getting their voices heard. Read more about our work on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation.


An older man in Pakistan. (c) HelpAge International.

Our humanitarian policy work ensures that older people are visible and included in humanitarian relief efforts.


Older person in Indonesia gets a health check. (c) HelpAge International

We're urging health providers to be prepared for the challenges that global ageing brings. Find out how we're pushing for policies to improve healthcare for older people.

Social protection

Pension payday in South Africa. (c)Leila Amanpour/HelpAge International

We're protecting older people's right to a secure income and helping them to get a decent pension. Read more about our social protection work.

Policy publications

We have a wealth of evidence-based policy and research reports.

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Global AgeWatch Index

The Global AgeWatch Index ranks countries by how well their ageing populations are faring, based on income, health, employment and education, and enabling environment.


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Contact us

To get in touch with the policy team at the HelpAge London office email eppu@helpage.org.