Supporting Later Life
AGE CONCERN NORTH DORSET
Our Charity helps the elderly through various programs and initiatives, and we’d love for you to get involved with Age Concern North Dorset. We depend on your support in order to improve lives and make the world a better place for generations to come. Contact us today to learn all about volunteering and donating options.
Mission Age Concern North Dorset provides over 50's with local support reducing rural isolation and enhancing health and wellbeing.
What We Do
Age Concern North Dorset provides valuable services for older people in Sturminster Newton and the surrounding villages. The activities we offer help to reduce social isolation and improve quality of life.
This service is currently suspended.
Please ring the office on 01258 475582 for appointments. Half hourly, fortnightly sessions held on Mondays. £25
Monday 'Drop - In'
Please ring the office on 01258 475582, to be advised of current venue.
Office Opening Hours
Drop in and say hello
Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-2pm
Sat- Sun: Closed
We are looking for two more Trustees to support the charity. We need local volunteers who can offer skills such as fundraising, marketing or events organising. This role is not accompanied by financial remuneration, but travel expenses may be claimed. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity and work to develop strategies to support its aims and objectives in accordance with its governing document and Charity Commission guidance.
We are a small, friendly, independent charity. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
We are now partners with Acorn Stairlifts. For more information, call our office on 01258 475582.
Surviving Winter grant
To apply for a Surviving Winter grant or to support someone to do so, please either contact your local Citizens Advice office, call the Citizens Advice dedicated fuel poverty advice line on 01929 775500 or email their dedicated fuel poverty email address at SW@cabinet.org.uk.
The charity has its origins in 'The Voluntary Old People’s Welfare Committee' established in Sturminster Newton in 1938. In 1948, following the creation of the welfare state, local and then central government began to help fund its work.
In 1971, many of these committees changed their name to Age Concern. They maintained their independence with their own constitution and board of trustees, whilst retaining a unified image. The change also enabled them to structure their services to the needs of older people living within their community.
In 2010, Help the Aged and Age Concern England merged to form Age UK. Larger Age Concern groups converted to Age UK partners, while smaller ones such as Age Concern North Dorset were invited to become 'Friends'.
As a 'Friend' of Age UK, Age Concern North Dorset needs to meet high quality standards in the services that we provide. We report to our funders about the benefits and increased quality of life our service users’ experience. This shows in our annual evaluation of services.
We aim to be the leading charity working with older people in North Dorset.
Get in touch with Age Concern North Dorset to discover more about our work or to ask any questions.
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