Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
5:20 PM 6th October 2019

Planning Information Session For People Who Are Ageing Without Children

‘Who will help me when I’m no longer able to help myself? is one of the key questions that worries people ageing without children.

One in five people over 50 in the UK don’t have any children and by 2030 there will be 2 million people over 65 without children. In Leeds there are 232,120 people over 50 which means there are likely to be approximately 46,000 people without children.

People may have questions about how to plan properly for their future, including who can advocate for them in later life.

The Leeds Ageing Well Without Children group is hosting an information session about what happens when people need that kind of support but don’t have it easily available.

The session will include a presentation from Kirklees Law Centre about mental capacity and welfare and Adel Wills about building up a network of informal support.

The national organisation, Ageing Well Without Children, recently had to close due to lack of funding, but local groups are still carrying on, run by volunteers.

Emily Axel, a volunteer with the Leeds AWWOC group said: “We were very upset to learn that the national organisation had to cease operations. But our local group is passionate that this is a crucial issue for older people in Britain so we are dedicated to keep it on the agenda.”

The session will take place on Tuesday 5 November from 2-4pm at the Victoria Hotel, 28 Great George Street in Leeds. The session is free to attend; all are welcome. Please book a place on 01943 816 896 or