Age UK partnership
2018 marked the launch of a new project called Later Life Goals – a £1 million, three-year partnership with Age UK. Our grant is allowing the Later Life Goals project to roll out in 13 areas across England and Wales, benefitting 10,000 lonely older people.
Through the project, Age UK offers personalised support to older people going through major life transitions including bereavement, retirement and serious health diagnoses.
Face-to-face sessions in older people’s homes enable Age UK advisers to help participants identify their goals for later life, and then decide how to access the skills, support, and social networks they need to achieve those goals.
So far, over 3,200 older people have been supported, and £5.7 million of unclaimed benefits have been identified.