Who are we?

We are a development charity, changing lives for older people in some of the poorest countries in the world. Here's how...


Did you know?

  • 20p coins

    100 million older people around the world are living on less than 60p a day

  • 80%

    8 in 10 older people have to do poorly paid, unsafe or irregular work to survive

  • Grandparent with children icon

    Grandparents care for up to half the world’s children orphaned by AIDS

  • People DO get older in developing countries. Find out more about the way older people live around the world

    Why older people

Latest news:

  • Dementia still a global problem

    Dementia levels may be stabilising in the west, but in developing countries they continue to rise. Find out why >>

  • Age discrimination 'common'

    On World Elder Abuse Day, we unite with campaigners around the world to highlight elder abuse. See more >>

  • Why ageing matters

    Our flagship report pulls together leading ageing experts to discuss the trends, challenges, & opportunities presented by a global ageing population. Face the facts >>