Unika has a vision of a world in which all elder people can lead dignified, active, healthy, and secure lives.
Our mission is to achieve positive change for elder people in the Uk, Malawi , Zimbabwe but not limited to – ensuring that they enjoy their right to healthcare, social services and economic and physical security, promote social cohesion.
We fight poverty
We work with elder people in later life so that they can lift themselves out of poverty. Enable elder men and women to have secure incomes. We do this by providing the tools and training to start small businesses, sometimes using traditional skills that only older people have.
We help elder people in ill-health
We make sure healthcare services take the health needs of elder people into account. We work with various charities locally to provide easier access to knowledge, information and access to existing services for people in the community. Especially our BAME community, they are hard to reach and have a higher risk of deprivation, poorer physical and mental health outcomes. Abroad we are working on providing basic medical kits, clean water and support mobile health vehicles that can reach older people in remote communities.
We fight for elder people to be heard
We campaign to change policies that keep elder people poor and marginalised. We want to build local movements that enable elder people to challenge age discrimination and claim their rights.
We reach elder people in emergencies
With the help of our partners, we work to provide age-friendly essentials such as food parcels, shelter and medical help. We also make sure people in later life aren’t forgotten – it’s not uncommon for elder people to be pushed aside in the scramble for food or aid.
We work to relief unemployment
We assist the young and elder persons in our community to find employment, facilitate training programmes, run various workshops and empowerment programmes to build stronger communities and improve older persons to enjoy better, sustainable and secure lives. We also organise annual events to celebrate our African arts, music and culture to promote social cohesion and stronger communities.