Age Unlimited provides support for the two most marginalised groups in the UK: young people growing up with no prospects, and the very elderly who have lost any hope that they will be treated with dignity during their remaining years.
In the UK thousands in both these groups feel they have been given no chance to improve the quality of their lives.
With your support we can help them.
Currently in the UK there are 1.3million people aged between 16 and 25 who are not in education, employment or training. They often have to deal with issues that have arisen through dysfunctional starts in life, whether within the home or at school and many have to improve their own attitudes before they can begin to engage with society.
Each young person who turns their life around benefits not just themselves but also their community, family and friends and even the next generation with a more positive outlook and greater understanding.
Never before has there been such an urgency to assist the elderly; some 200,000 are below the poverty line. As people live longer, there is increasing pressure on the Government and on private institutions to help this section of society. Recent surveys show that isolation and 'fuel-poverty' affects one in three households and many, who have given so much to the country in the past, find they are offered very little help in their later years.
Age Unlimited aims to replace some of the funding that the over 80s have seen reduced or even suspended due to the current economic restrictions, helping to restore their peace of mind and sense of worth.