Age International was established in 2012 by HelpAge International and Age UK to raise awareness of ageing and development in the UK and to raise funds for the development and emergency relief work of HelpAge.
Age International also undertakes influencing and advocacy activity in the UK to ensure that older people's needs are met in emergency situations, as well as in longer-term development programmes.
It is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a network of humanitarian agencies in the UK. And it is a member of the Age UK family, the UK's leading organisation focusing on the needs of older people.
Age UK (as Help the Aged) was a founder of HelpAge International in 1983.