Age UK Camden is an independent charity that helps older people to stay active, stay connected and get the most out of life. We do this through providing high quality, innovative services and support, campaigning, social advocacy and partnership working.
Our services have a particular focus on marginalised groups and those facing social isolation, including older people coping with difficulties ranging from income deprivation and poor housing to those experiencing mental health problems and loneliness. These services include two day resource centres, information and advice, counselling, good neighbours scheme, digital inclusion, direct payments support, volunteering opportunities, nail care, home support, social activities, shopping support and dementia wellbeing.
Find out more about our services.
How we work
We work with and for older people in Camden to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience and to promote the wellbeing of all older people in the borough. We support more than 8000 older people in Camden’s diverse communities each year.
Age UK Camden is a local, independent charity. We raise all our own funds and rely on donations and legacies to continue our work.
Although locally independent, we are affiliated to Age UK and Age UK London, which campaign vigorously on behalf of older people at a national and regional level.
How we are run
Age UK Camden is has its own management committee, the Board of Trustees. This is comprised largely of older people in Camden and representatives of organisations working with older people. The Board of Trustees oversees the management of the organisation.
Age UK Camden staff and trustees play an active role on strategy and policymaking bodies in Camden, where they aim to represent the interests of older people.
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Age UK Camden began over 50 years ago as the Camden Older People's Welfare Association (COPWA), with the inaugural meeting taking place in June 1965. COPWA was itself formed out of the Holborn, Hampstead and St Pancras Old People’s Welfare Associations – the culmination of a process of amalgamation begun in November 1963.
In 1985 it became a registered charity under the name of Camden Age Concern (CamAC), and in November of that year became a company limited by guarantee.
CamAC became Age Concern Camden in September 1998 then Age Concern Camden became Age UK Camden in March 2011.