Loneliness and isolation is a common problem that arises amongst old age. Age UK Exeter is an independent local charity that arose in 1987, dedicated to tackling this problem by promoting the well-being of older people in Exeter. They do this by providing life-enhancing services and vital support to older people and their families in Exeter they help to change people’s lives for the better every day. Age UK Exeter exists so older people can learn to love later life.

Every week they tackle:

Loneliness and isolation

Memory difficulties

Poor mobility

Low confidence

Health and wellbeing

Information, advice and advocacy

Financial support through help with benefits

Age UK Exeter connects with over 5,000 older people each year and directly supports over 1,200 older people every week. They are supported by more than 250 wonderful volunteers.

2016-2017 in numbers

10,731 Day Service places taken up

13,365 lunches served in our café

10,500 Social Activity Group Sessions attended

23,000 Hours of one to one enabling support provided

3,361 Enquiries to our Information and Advice service

2,800 Befriending visits to isolated older people living alone

4,500 Careline calls to people living alone

818 Referrals to our Home from Hospital staff based at RD&E Hospital

90 Families with Dementia supported

11,250 visitors to our reception

30,000 phone calls to our offices

£1,113,445 in unclaimed benefits won on behalf of local older people

What makes Age UK Exeter different

At Age UK Exeter they tailor their services to meet the needs of every individual. The charity is reputable in the city as the place to get support about any issue of later life. They have a can do approach and ALL the money raised stays within the city.

Other ways to support

Attend one of their fundraising events or organise an event event to raise money for them

Join them by volunteering! They accept people from all walks of life, even with the busiest schedules.

Make a one off donation, leave a gift in your Will to the charity or make a regular donation by Standing Order. The possibilities are endless!


138 Corwick Street

Contact Number

01392 202092