Calling all knitters!

It’s time to join The Big Knit for Age UK

Age UK Waltham Forest is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in Waltham Forest to get creative and knit little hats for Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit and help older people keep warm and well in winter.

Please help us to save our building

As you may have heard – LBWF wishes to terminate our lease early and to close the North Hub to build flats on the site.

This has come as quite a shock – we signed a 5 year lease in October 2016. We only found out about the plans as I was trying to negotiate an extension to the lease. Other than one email from LBWF stating they are disposing of the site we have had no further communications. We are working with the local ward councillors (who have been very supportive) to try and move discussions forward.

I must stress that Age UK WF and Reaching Out East as organisations are NOT ceasing to function but are having to plan how we will deliver services in the borough. You will appreciate that we have both worked very hard to make the North Hub a success and a valuable resource for the community. In addition to our own activities we have the Crest Day Care Services, WF Parkinson’s Group, WF Low Vision Form and the Nelft Falls Prevention Services all using the building too.

What you can do to help:

  • Sign the Petition and ask friends and family to do the same. Paper copies will be available from the Hub soon
  • Write to your local Waltham Forest MP – ask them to represent your concerns about this decision and to follow up with the council to find out more

Waltham Forest Guardian as published an article today as well if you would like to read more.


We Need Volunteer Trustees

Take a leading role, volunteer at Age UK Waltham Forest

Age UK Waltham Forest is one of the leading charitable organisations providing vital services and support to local older people in your area. We are currently looking for volunteer trustees to join our Board to help shape and lead our exciting work.

Too many older people in our community are lonely, isolated and not getting the opportunities they need to live life to the full. Being a volunteer Trustee, your expertise, ideas and decisions can really make a difference to their lives.

So, whether you are looking to gain new skills, get involved in your community, and have a real interest in the issues affecting older people we would love to hear from you! Anyone with skills in accountancy, management, and fundraising is particularly welcome.

The commitment would be a meeting once a month during the day. More information is included in the short application pack.

If you want to join us and for further information, please click here.


Tai Chi Classes

Watch our video made collaboratively with students at Walthamstow Academy and Participants of our Tai Chi classes to demonstrate Tai Chi and its health benefits.

Find out more

Find us online

Call Age UK Waltham Forest:

020 8558 5512 020 8558 5512

Contact us

Information and advice

Need debt advice?

You can get free, anonymous debt advice from CCCS, the UK's leading debt charity.

Beginners Computer Classes

One-to-One Beginners Computer Classes in the comfort of your own home

Support Age UK Waltham Forest

There are many ways you can help us by donating, fundraising for us or volunteering your time