1 in 5 people over 50 don’t have children and by 2030, there will be 2 million people over 65 without children.
Ageing without Children aims to help people ageing without children live a later life free of the free fear of ageing alone and being without support.
We want to
- Set up local groups where people ageing without children can meet together to get support
- Ensure that people ageing without children admitted to hospital or residential care have someone to speak up for them if they need it or are unable to do so themselves
- Work with other organisations, the NHS and local government to ensure that people ageing without children are not forgotten or ignored when services for older people are being discussed and planned
With no funding and working entirely unpaid
- Set up this website which has received more than 50,000 views
- Held a national conference – the first mainstream one on the issue
- Surveyed 400 people ageing without children on their hopes and fears for their later life
- Appeared on BBC Breakfast, Woman’s Hour and in the Guardian, The Times and Sunday Express
- Established 4 local AWOC groups in Leeds York Stockport and London
We go all over the UK talking about AWOC to other organisations as well as people ageing without children. No one working for AWOC is paid and we receive no grant funding from government bodies or charitable trusts. The only income we have is from donations