We've made strong progress in the past year.
Together with our partners, we're helping millions of older people lead more dignified, active, healthy and secure lives.
What we achieved in 2014-15
This year we have:
- directly reached 850,000 of the world’s vulnerable older people and their families
- supported 6,350 older people’s associations with training, grants and agricultural inputs, reaching 442,000 members
- responded to directly to emergencies in 23 countries, providing direct support to 155,000 older people and their families
- coordinated three global Age Demands Action campaign events, with 96,000 activists taking part in 60 countries
- contributed to improved pension schemes in 10 countries, with 1.8 million more older people eligible.
- supported 1.4 million older people in accessing free, age-friendly health services.
Global AgeWatch Index
We launched our third Global AgeWatch Index, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic wellbeing of their older populations.
The Global AgeWatch Index stimulated widespread public debate, new research studies, and the establishment of new forums to monitor progress and recommend ways forward.
Convention on older people's rights
The HelpAge network, now 114 members strong, has campaigned vigorously for several years for a UN convention on the rights of older people.
The past year saw 90,067 activists sign our petition demanding the UN introduce the convention.
Age Demands Action
At a local level, 96,000 activists in 60 countries took part in our Age Demands Action campaign, through which older people voice their concerns to their governments.
In the past year, together with our partners, we delivered healthcare, income generation and emergency relief to 1.5 million of the poorest or most vulnerable older people and their families, and supported 6,350 older people’s associations.
For the full report on our activity and finances for 2014/15, download the Annual report and financial statements 2015.