Useful Links

Here is a list of links to a wide range of organisations that focus on activities and services for older women. They cover many aspects of our lives and will hopefully be interesting and helpful. Please click to go directly to their website.

adapt-my-home/
Adapt my Home is an online self-assessment tool for members of the public to quickly check if they could be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG).

ageing-better.org.uk/blogs/older-womens-health-workplace
Nayyara Tabassum, discusses the health conditions that can affect older women in the workplace.

ageuk.org.uk

Age UK's vision is for a world where everyone can love later life. It is a valuable resource for older people. It includes information on healthy living, expert advice on how you can get the care you need and how to claim benefits to which you may be entitled.

ageuk.org.uk/latest-press/articles/2021/

One in five UK women pensioners now living in poverty

alzheimers.org.uk/blog/why-dementia-different-women

Dementia is an issue that disproportionally affects women. The Alzheimer's Society tells us that two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK are women and many research papers state that most family carers and those paid to care for people with dementia are also women. But what do we really know about the experiences of women affected by dementia?

banmarchive.org.uk/archive_index.htm

Amiel Melburn Trust Internet Archive - The archive is an indexed and searchable online database of socialist and radical writings.

bl.uk/spare-rib

A brilliant opportunity to read some feminist history as it happened. Thanks so much to all at the British Library, particularly Polly and Sue O'Sullivan ex Spare Rib.

bladderandbowelfoundation.org

Help, advice and support for bladder and bowel conditions

campaignagainstsexrobots.org/
The CASR was founded in 2015 to warn against the dangers of normalising relationships with machines and reinforcing female dehumananisation.

catwinternational.org/

Let’s end human trafficking and sexual exploitation around the world — together.

adisorder4everyone.com/

A disorder for everyone (AD4E) Challenges the culture of psychiatric diagnosis ... Events and traing e.g., Drop the Disorder Poetry Evening.

elderabuse.org.uk

We work to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults and by doing so we also protect other adults a risk of abuse.

fawcettsociety.org.uk/

Campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.

feministarchivenorth.org.uk/

The Feminist Archive North (FAN) holds a wide variety of material relating to the Women’s Liberation Movement (WLM) from 1969 to the present. Topics covered by FAN include the women’s peace movement, women’s studies, women and development, and violence against women.

feministarchivesouth.org.uk

The archive includes periodicals, books, pamphlets, diaries, calendars, conference papers, personal letters, photographs, stickers, postcards, drawings, posters, banners, badges, vinyl records, mini-disks, audio cassettes, video cassettes, a 16mm film, clothing, digitised audio and film and various other ephemera.

feministlibrary.co.uk

The Feminist Library is a large collection of Women's Liberation Movement literature based in London. Run by a collective of volunteers, we have been supporting research, activist and community projects since 1975.

filia.org.uk/

Filia’s vision is a world free from patriarchy where all women and girls are liberated. FiLiA s mission is to contribute to the Women’s Liberation Movement by: ♀️ Building Sisterhood and Solidarity (locally, nationally, globally) ♀️ Amplifying the Voices of Women (particularly those less often heard or purposefully silenced) ♀️ Defending Women’s Human Rights

greyhenpress.com

Grey Hen is a small independent press which publishes poetry by older women, concentrating in the first instance on producing themed anthologies. These showcase the particularity of women’s voices, and give less well-known poets the opportunity of having their work published alongside that of established writers.

hillcroft.ac.uk

Since its foundation in 1920 it has constantly evolved to respond to the educational needs of women. The National Residential College for Women, (which the Charity started at this time), remains the first and, still the only, College of its type in the UK even today. Based on the outskirts of London, it has remained a centre for many women to stay and study successfully.

housingcare.org/service/type-1-home-maintenance
Home maintenance services are those which can help elderly people deal with the need for internal and external home repairs, improvements and adaptations.

ikwro.org.uk/

IKWRO was founded (as the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation) in 2002 by our Executive Director, Diana Nammi. Since our foundation, as testament to the success of our work and in response to the need for culturally specific support, advocacy and counselling for women from the Middle East and Afghanistan, our services have been extended to several vulnerable communities in the United Kingdom.

library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections/collection/705

The Feminist Archive North (FAN) houses collections on women's movements, organisations and campaigns. Its initial focus was the North of England, but its collections now cover the rest of the United Kingdom, parts of Europe and the wider world.

londonfeministnetwork.org.uk

London feminist groups

nordicmodelnow.org/

FACT: Buying sex makes men more prone to commit violence against women

https://www.npcuk.org/
NATIONAL PENSIONERS CONVENTION

npcuk.org/?s=npc+women&submit=Go

Latest NPC Women’s Network Exchange Newsletter

objectnow.org/

Women are not sex objects

oldwomaninfeaturefilms.wordpress.com

OFN member blog about ageing, ageism and films

ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/ageing/bulletins/estimatesoftheveryoldincludingcentenarians/2002to2019

Information from the Office of National Statistics

ovarian.org.uk/

Information, news, campaigning and fundraising for ovarian cancer

rapecrisis.org.uk/

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence - whether as adults or as children.

rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) is the national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland. We support the work of local centres and develop new centres in areas where there are no or few specialist services.

rcni.ie

As the representative body for member RCCs, the RCNI role includes the development and coordination of national projects including expert data collection, supporting Rape Crisis Centres to reach best practice standards, and using our expertise to influence national policy and social change.

reclaimthenight.co.uk

Since 2004, the London Feminist Network has organised an annual, national women’s Reclaim the Night march against rape and all forms of male violence against women.

rcog.org.uk/en/patients/menopause
Information hub about women’s health around the menopause and beyond. womensvoices@rcog.org.uk

southallblacksisters.org.uk

Southall Black Sisters is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 1979 to meet the needs of black (Asian and African-Caribbean) and minority ethnic women.

spinifexpress.com.au
Award-winning, innovative, and radical feminist books.

spinster.xyz/about

Spinster is a woman-centric website created to provide a platform for feminist dialogue.


thecountess.ie

Voluntary, non-partisan human rights and advocacy group, with members from all corners of Ireland and beyond

thirdagepress.co.uk

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 fulfilment and continuing development – a time of regeneration.

transgendertrend.com

Transgender Trend is a UK organisation advocating for evidence-based care of gender dysphoric children and science-based teaching in schools

u3a.org.uk

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!

waspi.co.uk/
The WASPI Campaign is fighting for justice for all women born in the 1950s affected by the changes to the State Pension Age (SPA).

wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_feminists
This is a list of important participants in the development of feminism, originally sorted by surname within each period. It may include, for instance, earlier authors who did not self-identify as feminists but have been claimed to have furthered "feminist consciousness" by a resistance of male dominance expressed in their works.

womansplaceuk.org/

Woman’s Place UK is a group of people from a range of backgrounds including trade unions, women’s organisations, academia and the NHS. "We are united by our belief that women’s hard-won rights must be defended."

womanstrust.org.uk
Helping women affected by domestic violence. Woman’s Trust is a support and mental health service for women affected by domestic violence.


https://wbg.org.uk/
Women’s Budget Group. Among those aged 60 to 64, nearly two-thirds of women have no private pension wealth.

womensdeclaration.com/
Women's Declaration International (WDI) is a group of volunteer women from across the globe dedicated to protecting women's sex-based rights.