Five organisations in Canada, Colombia, Kenya, India and the UK set up HelpAge International in 1983 to provide a strong network to support older people worldwide.
HelpAge International is a global network of organisations promoting the right of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
They have a strong, value-based position which puts the experience of older women and men at the centre of their work.
Their vision is a world in which all older people can lead dignified, healthy and secure lives.
Their mission is to promote the wellbeing and inclusion of older women and men, and reduce poverty and discrimination in later life.
Their role is to work with older women and men in low and middle-income countries for better services and policies, and for changes in the behaviours and attitudes of individuals and societies towards old age.
What they do:
- Ageing cities
- Disaster risk reduction and climate change
- Emergencies and humanitarian crises
- Health and care
- HIV and AIDS
- Lifecourse approach to ageing
- Older citizen monitoring
- Social protection
- Sustainable Development Goals