UK Registered Charity no 288180, Company limited by guarantee - registered in England no. 1762840
III - Non-governmental organisations
Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar
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Mr Toby Porter
Ms Ellen Graham
EU Policy Adviser
HelpAge helps older people claim their rights, challenge discrimination and overcome poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives.
In the past year, 750,000 older people and their families accessed our health, emergency and finance related services on 1.4 million occasions. We helped two million older people claim their first pension payment - or receive an increased sum, and supported 50,000 older people to fight abuse and discrimination cases.
We work to address the following issues that affect older people worldwide: Climate Change, Emergencies, Health, HIV/AIDS, Rights, Social Protection, Work and the Post-2015 debate.
International development cooperation, humanitarian aid and human rights.
Occasional work with the Intergroup on Active Ageing
HelpAge engages actively in the debate about social protection in EU development cooperation. This has involved participating in the various consultations organised by the EC around the communication on this issue and organising events involving MEPs in collaboration with other civil society organisations.
HelpAge works with DG ECHO on the issue of older people in emergencies. This involves collaborative policy work, input to consultations and regular participation in ECHO partners events.
HelpAge is active in the field of Development Education and Awareness-Raising and we have been working with a number of our EU Affiliates to raise public awareness of issues around older people in development and to connect these members of the public to MEPs to build greater awareness and support for these issues within the European Parliament.
HelpAge is engaging at the global level on the process towards a post-2015 development framework. At the EU level, this involves linking with the team in DG DEVCO leading on this process, inputting to the EC public consultation on this issue plus joint advocacy with civil society organisations at the EU level through the Beyond 2015 EU Taskforce.
HelpAge is also working with its network of Affiliates across EU Member States to engage in the UN process towards a UN convention on the rights of older people. This also involves contact with various stakeholders at EU level, including institutions as well as NGOs.
There is one full-time person in the EU office in Brussels working only on EU-focused activities across a range of thematic policy areas. This staff member is supported by colleagues from the London Headquarters from time to time on relevant pieces of work.
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CONCORD (through the UK BOND platform).
VOICE network (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies).
EU Working Group on Social Protection and Decent Work in Development Cooperation.
Beyond 2015 civil society campaign on the post-2015 process. (EU Taskforce).
04/2013 - 03/2014
For further financial information including a more detailed breakdown of income and expenditures please see HelpAge International’s annual report at http://www.helpage.org/who-we-are/finance/
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