HelpAge International is an international NGO that helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. Their work is strengthened through a global network of like-minded organisations.
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 believes that the contribution older people make to society is invaluable. Yet older people remain some of the poorest and most neglected in the world. They are committed to helping them claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty.
HelpAge have offices in London and Brussels, six regional Centres coordinating their work in Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia and Eastern Europe/Central Asia, and a number of national programmes and emergency response programmes.
The HelpAge network has since grown steadily in size and influence. HelpAge now has 80 affiliates and works with more than 180 other partners in over 70 countries across the world.
For more information, visit the HelpAge International website.