What we do
HelpAge helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
In the past year, 350,000 older people accessed basic healthcare, social care, or HIV counselling, treatment and testing.
We helped two and half million older people receive social pensions and 250,000 older people prepare or recover from emergencies. Read more about our achievements.
We work to address the following issues that affect older people worldwide:
We're listening to older people's advice on dealing with climate change and getting their voices heard in the climate change debate. Read more about our work on climate change.
Older people are one of the most vulnerable groups in emergencies, and they have particular needs. We're getting older people included in humanitarian relief efforts.
Older people need appropriate and affordable healthcare, and governments need to prepare for an ageing population. Find out what we're doing to improve older people's health.
HIV and AIDS
We support older people affected by HIV and AIDS - either as carers or as people living with HIV. Read more about our work to mitigate the impact of HIV and AIDS.
We're demanding action to protect older people's rights and helping them access their entitlements.
We're making people's right to a secure income in old age a reality. Read more about our social protection work.
Access to decent work is a fundamental human right. Find out how we're improving working life for older people in developing countries.
What happens after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015? Find out how we are making sure older people are included in the post-2015 development framework.