Did you know...
Set up in 1973, Age UK Kensington & Chelsea has been supporting local older residents for over 44 years.
Whilst we work in partnership with the national Age UK, many people do not realise that local Age UKs are independent charities which are responsible for their own funding, finances and governance.
What makes Age UK Kensington & Chelsea different
The support we provide is much more varied and specialised than people might think. We play a vital role in supporting [and filling gaps in] health and social care provision. We do this by helping people to stay physically and mentally well, as well as enabling them to stay independent and connected to their communities.
Examples of this include helping people get to and from appointments, providing practical help in the home and running a range of social groups and activities to prevent loneliness and isolation. In 2015-16 our Information & Advice team put over £1million in the pockets of older people in Kensington & Chelsea in the form of extra benefits, grants and goods!
Other ways to support
We couldn’t do much of the work we do without our dedicated volunteers. At present we have around 340 regular volunteers who provide between 500 and 550 hours of help every single week.
However, demand for our services is always increasing and we need more volunteers so that we can reach more people. Please visit our website for more information about our volunteering opportunities.