Age UK London is the London-wide charity that campaigns for an Age-friendly London.
We support 2 million older Londoners to help them love later life.
We do this by campaigning for older Londoners, working on their behalf, and championing their cause. We work with London borough Age UKs and over four hundred older people's organisations across the capital, including small and BAMER older peoples organisations
During this Covid-19 crisis, our work has included:
⦁ Helping coordinate support to the 23 local Age UK charities in the London region who are providing access to food; telephone befriending; prescriptions and essential items; information and advice; care wellbeing calls and a wide range of social activities to tackle isolation and promote active lifestyles.
⦁ Supporting local Age UKs to access laptops for digitally excluded older Londoners, providing targeted guidance and facilitating practical partnerships with a range of suppliers and companies.
⦁ Providing practical resources for older Londoners, including those with limited mobility, to ‘stay active in lockdown’. Regularly updated web resources include work-out videos and support with gentle exercises, tools people can use to look after their mental health and information on engaging with nature at home.’