Independent Age

It must be noted that the ‘credit crunch’ has affected Independed Age, as it has affected many other charities and organisations. As a result they have had to reduce their support in some areas and are currently not accepting new applications.

IndependentAge helps older people on low incomes to live with dignity and peace of mind by providing:

  • a regular extra income
  • grants for emergencies
  • equipment to aid independence
  • the support and friendship of our volunteers
  • nursing and residential care homes

Their remit includes Clergy, and Independent Age have been most helpful to several of our retired ministers who have applied for aid.

We heartily recommend this charity which has proved to be totally ethical and generous to those who meet their criteria.

Besides financial aid, which includes a small ‘pension’ and grants for particular purposes – eg medical,  from time to time they provide clothing and items for the home, bedding etc.  They also provide holidays although these are limited and not everyone who applies is lucky!

For example, a missionary couple retired from the field and came home with virtually nothing.  Independent Age have helped them tremendously both financially and practically.

Applying for help

For information, advice and an application form, please contact Care Officer David Daby. All enquiries are handled in the strictest confidence.


Independent Age need volunteers to provide the friendship at the heart of IndependentAge’s work. If you can spare a few hours a month to visit an older person and would like to find out more, please contact their Care Director Nicholas Tuck.

Information Leaflets

If you would like copies of their information leaflets, please go to their web site and email Rebecca Dallibar or telephone them on 020 7605 4200.

Regional IndependentAge

IndependentAge operates throughout the UK and the Irish Republic.

If you would like to talk to an AoG Minister about Independent Age and how they might be able to help you, please call Alan Hocking on 01253 727884, who will be only too pleased to advise you and give any further information you require.

6 Avonmore Road
W14 8RL
Telephone : 020 7605 4200
Fax : 020 7605 4201


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