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Age UK Teesside, helping older people love later life

Age 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.

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Become part of our story

Contact details for all our locations

01642 805 500 01642 805 500

Working at Age UK Teesside

Volunteer with Age UK and make a difference

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.

Please contact Janet Murphy on 01642 803326 for more information and an application form.

  • Annual Report celebrates success from care cuts

    Age UK Teesside’s staff and volunteers ensured another successful year in our mission to help older people improve their lifestyle. That is the conclusion of our latest annual report, covering the period April 2014 to March 2015.

    Despite a decline in income raised from our trading enterprise, we still managed to enhance our financial situation, thanks to our success in developing new income streams to fund our activities.

    Our wide range of projects and services continued to provide support to older people, providing social, health and wellbeing opportunities and financial advice and support in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland.

    For your copy of the Annual Report see:

    Age UK Teesside 2014/15 Annual Report PDF

    Or call 01642 805500 for a printed copy.

    Download the Annual Report

  • 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.