Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.
Local Age UKs provide a wide range of services that can help people both in times of crisis and a longer term basis as well as offering opportunities to socialise and learn new skills. Find you nearest Age UK here http://www.ageuk.org.uk/about-us/local-partners/
Cohousing communities are intentional communities. They are created and run by their residents. Each household has a self-contained, personal and private home but residents come together to manage their community, share activities, eat together. Cohousing is a way of combating the alienation and isolation many experience today, recreating the neighbourly support of the past.
Shared Lives is a little known alternative to home care and care homes for disabled adults and older people. It is used by around 12,000 people in the UK and is available in nearly every area.
Opening Doors London (ODL) aims to specifically meet the needs of older LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) communities and is aimed at men and women who identify as LGBT and are over the age of 50. We have members from across London and beyond.
Royal Voluntary Service is a volunteer organisation that enriches the lives of older people and their families across Britain.
We support older people by giving time and practical help to help them get the best from life. Our volunteers – ordinary men and women of all ages and ethnicities – love spending time with the older people. Through them, we want to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age.
Independent Age is a charity offering free advice and information on care, benefits and social support, as well as volunteer befriending services
Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers provide both local information and over 2,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to people affected by dementia in their communities.
“I set up Gateway Women in 2011 with the aim of supporting, inspiring and empowering childless-by-circumstance women. To end our isolation and create a safe place for us to talk about our situation, work through our grief and sadness and come out the other side ready to create a ‘Plan B’ for a meaningful and fulfilling life without children. One that ROCKS!”
Enabling and inspiring people facing the prospect of living life without children
Website of Robin Hadley looking at involuntary childless men