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Please use the form below to support us. We are so grateful!
If you require assistance with making a donation please call 0300 303 8405. Our address is 175 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2AL.
Why we need your support
There are 11.9 million old people in the UK, there are more older people than younger, and the church is ageing at twice the rate the country is. And we know that over 5 million older people in the UK say television or their pet is their main company and that 1 million older people say they are always or often lonely.
These facts and figures present challenges for Society but also huge opportunity. Church was built to be intergenerational, and the Bible speaks of the wisdom of older people, and their purpose, and tells us that God will continue to carry and sustain those in older age.
We are on a mission to inspire and equip Christians to reach, serve and empower older people everywhere, through the local church.
Faith in Later Life brings together over 500 years expertise of four leading Christian charities spearheading Christian mission with and through older people, providing a central hub of resources to help guide, enable and encourage churches and people, older or otherwise, in many different aspects of later life. We also have a network of Church Champions, often providing additional support through Faith in Later Life, to their church communities.
We have a national UK directory of church led activities for older people of all faiths and none, which provides a vital signposting service for communities across the UK, so an older person can see what friendship and community is being offered by churches in their area, and join in.
We also commission projects and resources, where there is a gap, so that we can equip Christians and churches to effectively reach, serve and empower older people everywhere.
And we are founding partners in the free Daily Hope telephone service, which has provided hymns, prayers and reflections to hundreds of thousands of older people since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.