Full Of Life Fair Friday 19th May 2017

We're celebrating Loving Later Life at Saltburn, with the World Record Breaking 'Largest Waltz'

Help us break the current record.

Our aim is to break the current World Record set in 2007 and held by Bosnia (with 1510 couples waltzing) by bringing together 2017 COUPLES to participate in the Teesside Waltz on Saltburn Pier and Promenade on 19 May 2017.

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Age UK Teesside, helping older people love later life

helping older peopleAge UK Teesside is a charity working to help older people in Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland, Middlesbrough and Stockton. Our staff and volunteers campaign and help over-50s with their health and wellbeing, finances and independence in their communities. We provide:

  • Social activities help older people stay active, involved and enjoying their lives
  • Information and advice, especially on entitlement to benefits, energy use and other financial needs
  • Valuable products and services including insurance and mobility aids.

Waltz Steps

Whatever your age or ability, come along and dance to the original composition 'Teesside Waltz'. We all need to dance the same step sequence, no freestyling allowed - everyone must do the same routine – so please practice your steps by watching our tutorial video on YouTube.


Age UK Teesside urgently needs new volunteers to support its befriending service. Could you help?

If so, contact Health & Wellbeing Manager Fiona Baker on: 01642 803324

Become part of our story

Contact details for all our locations

01642 805 500 01642 805 500

Urgent Volunteer Befrienders required

Volunteer Befrienders required to visit socially isolated and lonely older people in their own homes in Redcar, Stockton and Billingham.

A couple of hours per week makes such a difference to an older person’s life.

For more, see the job specification or contact Janet Murphy on 01642 805500 to discuss the role and get an application form,

  • New strategy for Age UK Teesside aims to help thousands of older people

    Age UK Teesside has launched a new and ambitious strategy to respond to the growing numbers and needs of over-50s in the area through delivering innovative services which empower individuals to achieve their maximum potential and quality of independent living.

    The number of older people is soaring, leading to growing problems including dementia, isolation and mental illness and alcohol abuse. At the same time, local authority and NHS budgets are under pressure, meaning that charities such as Age UK must step in to help fulfil the need for support services.

    Responding to the Care Act 2014, the three-year strategy reinforces the shift in the way we think about older people, away from dependency towards independence and wellbeing. It sets out ambitious objectives to:

    • Maintain and improve our services and develop new services and partnerships to help older people in Teesside live independently and improve their wellbeing.
    • Increase the capacity of the organisation to deliver advice and activities.
    • Diversify income to provide high quality services.
    • Create greater awareness of Age UK Teesside, acting as “a voice for older people” in the area.
    • Develop our staff and volunteers, helping them meet the increasing needs of our service users.

    Specific initiatives aimed at improving the organisation’s service include:

    • Developing new and innovative ways of helping older people.
    • Recruiting new trustees and volunteers.
    • Raising the profile of the charity through marketing and publicity programmes.
    • Improving income generation by accessing existing and new funding streams and generating more of our own income through fundraising.

    Age UK Teesside Chair of Trustees Hannah Bows said: “This is an exciting plan in which we are aiming to increase our impact, building on our current work with over 6,000 service users and growing that figure by 10% each year.”

  • Teesside’s loneliest places revealed

    Three of England’s worst 100 neighbourhoods for loneliness among older people are in Teesside, new research from Age UK reveals.

    Owton in Hartlepool is the 72nd most lonely place for over-65s in the country, with Pallister in Middlesbrough coming in at 89th and Stockton Town Centre 92nd.

    The research matches data from the last census with factors which are known to cause loneliness to give a ranking for 32,843 neighbourhoods across England.

    Over 40 neighbourhoods in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland were found to be in the “very high risk” category.

    Age UK Teesside Chief Executive Anne Sykes said: “These are deeply worrying figures which highlight the extent to which older people are at risk from a lack of social interaction, closeness and affection from family and friends.”

    Age UK says the complex factors which contribute to loneliness in later life include poor health, lack of mobility, being widowed, living alone, having difficulties with eyesight and not having a pet.

    Anne Sykes said: “With a rapidly ageing population, this is an increasing problem. By identifying these “hotspots”, we will be able to work with local authorities, other charities and partners to deliver services which help to tackle the scourge of loneliness.”

    Age UK Teesside provides a wide range of services in all four boroughs to help tackle loneliness, including befriending, social and health & wellbeing activities, information and advice and financial services designed for older people.

  • Trustees Wanted

    Age UK Teesside are seeking dynamic and passionate Trustees who would like to join an organisation who work to make a difference to the lives of older people across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees and Hartlepool.

    If this sounds like you, we would love you to get in touch…..

    Please contact Anne Sykes, Chief Executive on 01642 803322 or email: anne.sykes@ageukteesside.org.uk

  • Current vacancies

    Grants and Funding Coordinator

    Reporting to: Chief Executive

    Salary: 30 hours (flexible) pro - rata - £28,000 per annum
    full time, amount payable £ 22,702 p.a.

    To obtain grants from Trusts and Foundations for the charity and conduct effective fundraising campaigns.

    As the charity is completely self-funding, it is imperative that we install a process of acquiring funding to support the charity in a consistent way. The role requires research and the initiation and preparation of applications to obtain funding and grants from Trusts and Foundations.

    Closing date for applications:  Friday 16th June at 4 p.m.

    Read full job details

Pat Chambers receiving an Award and a cheque for £600 from Northstar to assist in the delivery of Befriending Services

Picture of Pat receiving the award and cheque

Brigade joins forces with health partners to keep residents safe and well

Safe and Well Visit launch at Cleveland Fire Brigade’s headquarters Age UK Teesside has joined forces with Cleveland Fire Brigade and health partners across Teesside in a further bid to keep residents safe and well in their homes.
The brigade has extended its home fire safety visits to the over 65s, to include checks and advice on a range of health related issues. In addition to ensuring residents have working smoke alarms, fire escape plans and advice on how to keep them and their loved ones safe from fire, brigade staff will also carry out checks and issue basic equipment to prevent falls in the home.
Through completing a simple check sheet they can also refer people to dementia support organisations, befriending services, the brigade’s Stay Safe and Warm scheme, stop smoking services and alcohol support services.
Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer, said: “We are delighted to be working with our partners in health and social care to use our skills and experience in keeping people safe in their own homes. We are very experienced in visiting people in their homes and looking at a wider range of issues will allow us to make every contact count to benefit vulnerable people on Teesside and embed fire as a health asset.
“If you are over the age of 65 and our staff offer to complete a free safe & well visit, we strongly recommend you accept and take advantage of the wider benefits we can bring in trying to keep you safe in your home.”
Steve Pett, General Manager of Specialist Services and Partnerships at University Hospital of North Tees, said: “North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been delighted to work in partnership with the fire service, our local authorities and the voluntary sector to help deliver the safe and well visits initiative. We believe our fire service colleagues’ input will make a real difference in helping to reduce the risks of falls amongst the elderly and vulnerable in our local communities.”
Residents are unable to request a Safe & Well Visit but they can still ask for a home fire safety visit by calling 01429 872311. You will be given specific fire safety advice for you and your family and we will fit smoke alarms for free where needed.

Age UK Teesside Chief Executive Anne Sykes is pictured, centre, with partners at the launch of the extended scheme.

Pictured are: Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, Brigade staff and fire crews with representatives from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, Hartlepool and Stockton Clinical Commissioning Group, South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group and Age UK Teesside.

Older Teessiders join in at the Barrage

Age is just a number photo montageChief Executive Anne Sykes said: “The oldest participant was 83, proving that you don’t have to be young to enjoy a healthy and active life.”

Age UK provides a wide range of activities to support older people in Teesside in living with independence and wellbeing.

Their efforts raised £525 for our work.