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We're a local charity working in the community to support older people, their families and carers. We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Who we are

We are an independent local charity working with and for older people across the borough to serve and promote the interests of all older people in Barnet, from all walks of life and ethnic communities.

Age UK Barnet, formerly Age Concern Barnet, was formed in 1999 to bring together Age Concern charities in East Finchley, Hendon and Friern Barnet. For over 40 years all three provided services in the Borough of Barnet. 

We are affiliated to the national Age UK charity and registered with the Charities Commission. We are governed by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the effective running and direction of Age UK Barnet. We have 32 dedicated staff and over 200 volunteers helping us to deliver services, inforrmation and activities for older people in Barnet.

Our purpose, vision and values
Our policies and strategies
Read our annual report

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Where you can find us

Our main office and day centre is based at the The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane East Finchley N2 8LT. 

Age UK Barnet leases the Ann Owens Centre from The Finchley Charities (The Finchley Charities’ estates also include Fuel Land Allotments and sheltered housing units Wilmot Close, Homefield Gardens and Pewterers Court)

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How we are funded

As an independent charity we are responsible for raising our own funds. We receive contract income and grants for some of our activities and rely on the generous support of local people. If you want to help us ensure that our services remain available you can donate or support us in many ways.

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our Later Life Planning team offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2016-17 they worked with 1075 older residents and assisted people to claim an annual benefit value of over £500,000.

  • We offer home help

    Our Handyperson team supported 933 people to stay safe and independent at home in 2016-17, carrying out close to 1100 jobs.

  • We befriend

    Our befrienders visited 112 older people last year and worked with 233 more to find alternative befriending options.

  • We provide activities

    We offer a wide range of activity groups and events, such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill.

Download our services leaflet