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Age & Employment

Third Age Employment NetworkThe Age and Employment Network (TAEN)

TAEN - The Age and Employment Network works to promote an effective labour market that serves the needs of people in mid and later life, employers and the economy.

Age PositiveGov.UK

DWP’s Age Positive initiative brings together research and information from employers on effectively managing an ageing workforce of all generations.

Employers Network for Equalities & Inclusion (ENEI)Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion

ENEI is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

Health, disability and caring

100 Best Blogs for Disabled People and Carers

A list of 100 blogs compiled by Stairlifts Reviews.

Good Access Guide (GAG)Good Access Guide

The online guide to life, leisure and mobility. The UK's leading directory of services for disabled people, seniors, and anyone whose life is made easier by better access to goods, services and amenities. That's pretty much all of us!

Equality and diversity

Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF)Equally Ours

Network of national organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, sexual orientation and broader equality issues.


Older peoples' support, organisations and publications

Age Action AllianceAge Action Alliance

The Age Action Alliance is the network for partnership working and practical action to improve older people’s lives...together

Age UKAge UK

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

We help more than 7m people every year, providing companionship, advice and support for older people who need it most.

National Pensioners ConventionNational Pensioners Convention

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement.

Third Age PressThird Age Press

Third Age Press is an independent publishing company dedicated to providing books which recognise that the period of life after full-time, gainful employment and family responsibility can be a time of fulfillment and continuing development – a time of regeneration.

The OldieThe Oldie

A unique monthly magazine with a sense of humour providing an antidote to the media obsessed with celebrity and 'yoof'.

The University of the Third Age (U3A)University of the Third Age

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!


Age Platform EuropeAGE Platform Europe

The voice of older persons at EU level

ATDAL 40+Associazione Nazionale per la Tutela dei Diritti dei Lavoratori Over 40

Italian Association for the Protection of Senior Workers’ Rights

Troppo giovani per la pensione, troppe vecchi per lavorare. (Too young for retirement, too old to work.)

CEOMAConfederación Española de Organizaciones de Mayores

The Spanish Confederation of Older People’s Organizations (CEOMA) represents the general interests of older people through 35 national organizations with more than 1 million members.

European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)European Anti Poverty Network

The European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) is the largest European network of national, regional and local networks, involving anti-poverty NGOs and grassroots groups as well as European Organisations, active in the fight against poverty and social exclusion.

HelpAge InternationalHelp Age International

A global network striving for the rights of disadvantaged older people to economic and physical security; healthcare and social services; and support in their caregiving role across the generations.



Positive Ageing in London (PAiL)Positive Ageing in London

Positive Ageing in London brings together London-wide and local organisations from both the voluntary and statutory sectors to consider age issues in London and agree common solutions.


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Over fifty organisations from across London have completed our three day Resourcing Older People's Employment Support (ROPES) training and joined the London Age and Employment Experts Network. From NHS and local authorities to charities, voluntary organisations, housing associations and community groups, any non-profit group which supports older people in any of 19 boroughs is eligible.

There's more information about our ROPES training here: What is ROPES?

All of these organisations have joined us. Why not add yours to the list?

Age UK Barnet

Age UK Haringey

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Lambeth

Aspiring 2 Be

Bromley by Bow Centre


City & Hackney MIND

Community Southwark


Disablement Association of Barking and Dagenham

EC Provision

EqualiTeam Lewisham

Family Mosaic

Fitzrovia Community Centre

Fusion Lifestyle

Havering Positive Future

Havering Volunteer Centre

Help for Carers

Horwood Elderly Lunch club

Hyde Plus – part of The Hyde Group

Islington Council

Latin American Disabled People’s Project

LinkAge Plus (Toynbee Hall)

London Training and Employment Network

MIND in Tower Hamlets & Newham

NELFT Talking Therapies services

Newham Carers' Network

Newham New Deal Partnership

Newlon Fusion

One Support - Lewisham Older Peoples Floating Support

One Support - Southwark Mental Health Floating Support Service

Only Connect

Opportunity Accesss

Peter Bedford Housing Association

Queensborough Terrace Neighbourhood Watch

Refugee Women's Association (RWA)

Richmond Fellowship

Skills Enterprise

Social Inclusion and Recovery Service

Somali Senior Citizens Club

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

The Careers Academy

Twin Training International

Volunteer Centre Greenwich

Volunteer Centre Lewisham

Volunteering Matters

Widows and Orphans International


Associate AEEN members

These organisations took part in a one-day session based on the ROPES training, held in June 2015 

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