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Older people


Portal with links within many lifestyle sections. 50Connect is "the largest website for the over 45s in the UK".

AGE – The European Older People’s Platform

Comprehensive information from AGE, raising and promoting issues relating to older people in the European Union.

Age Concern

News and information from Age Concern, supporting and campaigning on behalf of people over 50 in the UK.

Age Positive

Information from Age Positive, a team from the Department for Work and Pensions promoting the recruitment, training and retention of staff regardless of age.

BBC Health over 50

Information within six sections; Playing the ageing horoscope, Changing relationships, Getting older, Health issues, Practicalities and Useful contacts.


An online community for grandparents. Includes articles, blogs and groups.

Campaign Against Age Discrimination in Employment (CAADE)

News and information from CAADE, about the charity and it's campaign.

Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)

The CSCI inspect and report on adult care services and councils. An independent body, they were set up by Government to improve social care and stamp out bad practice. The website allows you to search the official care directory, find free inspection reports and view ratings for care services. Information about choosing care services is available in several different languages.

Direct Gov: Over 50s

Government pages with information and advice for the over 50s, in sections headed Working, Learning, Retirement and pensions, Benefits, Health and well-being, Travel and leisure, Home, care and community and End of life.

Help the Aged

Includes news, information and advice in sections headed Campaigns and News, Advice and Info, Health and Care, Money and In Your Area.

National Pensioners Convention (NPC)

News and information from the NPC, "Britain's biggest pensioner organisation", supporting and representing the interests of pensioners.

Prime Initiative

News, information and literature from Prime, "the only national organisation dedicated to helping people aged over 50 set up in business".

Red Cross: Care in the home

Information on the Red Cross and their services for older people.

Retirement Matters

Portal for the over 50s, linking to sites within various sections and subsections covering finance, health and wellbeing, lifestyle, hobbies and leisure.

Senior Concessions

Search for goods and services available to older people at discounted prices.

Seniors Network

Extensive "information resource for older people and their organisations", providing news, information, advice, articles and features.

Silver Surfers

Regularly updated portal for older people, linking to a huge number of websites within many sections and subsections: "Your perfect partner for travel, finance, food, holidays, hobbies, recipes, shows, shopping and sports".

Stairlift Advisor

Comparison site for stairlift providers. Includes information and advice about buying a stairlift.

The Oldie

Online version of the magazine, includes news and articles from recent hard-copy editions.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

News and information from the U3A, promoting learning and research opportunities for older people.

Wise Owls

News, information, advice, features, articles and links aimed at people aged 45 to 65 either in work, looking for employment or starting a business, and at employers and potential recruiters.

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