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Age UK Leeds works across Leeds and the district – from Menston in the west to Wetherby in the East; from Harewood in the north to Morley in the south.
It was set up in 1975 as the Leeds Old People’s Welfare Council by a group of concerned and committed trustees including local Quakers with whom we shared offices for many years on Woodhouse Lane. As the organisation expanded, we needed more space and so opened a second office on Mark Lane, which we eventually bought in 1992, and a third office was rented in South Leeds at Bridge House. In the early 80s the organisation became Age Concern Leeds and then in 2010 Age UK Leeds.
A long held vision to renovate the Grade 2 listed building on Mark Lane was eventually realised with the help of a generous legacy and grants including one from the Bradbury Trust and in February 2012 Age UK Leeds was able to move back into the beautifully renovated Bradbury Building on Mark Lane. In addition, we are now able to house all staff in one city centre office which also has the Arch Café, which opened in April 2012.
Age UK Leeds is managed by a Board of Trustees who provide strategic direction, and has over 30 staff, full and part time, lead by the Chief Executive, Heather O'Donnell, who is supported by the Senior Management Team: David Jorysz (Director of Finance and Administration) and Julia Edmunds (Director of Services).
Age UK Leeds (the charity) has three strategic priorities for service delivery: Social Care, Health and Wellbeing and Digital Inclusion. We also hope that the Bradbury Building will be a community anchor in the city centre – a welcoming place where events that mainly but not exclusively benefit older people take place.
This will be enhanced by the Arch, a high quality Café, run as a commercial company where profits are used to support the work of the café.
As an Age UK branded partner, we also provide ‘flagship’ services which include our free information and advice service and campaigning. These services are supported by our Trading company which sells insurance and other products – profits from this company are used to support the work of the charity.
Age UK Leeds is a Charity and receives funding from a range of sources: grants from Leeds City Council to provide specific services such as Silver Surfers and Advocacy, grants from the NHS to support core services such as Information and Advice, income from our wholly owned companies (selling products and insurance and the Arch Café), and community fundraising, donations and legacies, and grants from trusts and charities that support specific projects.
...is a society where older people are respected, valued and able to contribute to their community.
...is to work with and for older people in Leeds to improve later life.
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