Age Concern Gateshead

Age Concern Gateshead

Charity information

Age Concern Gateshead

Our mission is to provide services and support to older people aged 50+ across Gateshead to help them to 'Love Later Life'

Founded 1972

  • Mission statement

    Set up in 1972, Age Concern Gateshead provides a wide range of services and activities for older people throughout Gateshead. Our services reduce social isolation & pensioner poverty, help support people to live independently and have choices, and provide services which improve people's physical and mental health.
    Our 20 staff and 170 volunteers together help approximately 1,200 people a week. Services and activities include: daycentres for people who are frail and very isolated, bereavement support, befriending, social groups, exercise classes (including yoga, linedancing, tai chi, armchair exercise sessions), walking and cycling groups, advocacy service and information & advice. Some of our frailest clients in their 80's or 90's who live on their own literally have no family or friends left and, without our help, would never be able to leave their house (except to go to hospital). We try to ensure they still feel as if they can have a bit of a social life and feel part of a community again. (We will shortly be changing our name to Age UK Gateshead to become a local partner of the national charity Age UK - formed by the merger of Age Concern England & Help the Aged. However, we will remain an independent local charity. )

  • Aims

    Age Concern Gateshead aims to:

    • Supporting people aged 50+ across Gateshead
  • Overview

    Established: February 1972

    Registered Charity Number: 702561

    Phone number: 01914773559

    Address: 341-343 High Street NE8 1EQ

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