We're Age UK Berkshire and our goal is to enable older people across the whole of Berkshire to enjoy later life.
Who we are
Age is different for everyone, of course, and the challenges and demands are different for everyone, too. At Age UK Berkshire we are many things to many people: a source of advice, information, support, companionship and enjoyment.
We are the leading organisation providing integrated health and wellbeing services for older people across Berkshire, a local independent charity and part of the Age UK brand.
What we do
We believe that everyone can love later life - we do this by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways:
- To encourage choice and opportunity for older people.
- To be a direct service provider of high quality services for older people.
- To ensure that older people are aware of, and have access to, the benefits to which they are entitled.
- To advocate on behalf of older people.
- To promote positive attitudes towards older people and ageing.
How we do that
- We provide support and services that make a positive difference to the quality of older people’s lives, including the most vulnerable and isolated.
- We have been working with local people since June 1950.
- We have around 160 hard-working and dedicated volunteers.
- In 2019, we have about 45 employees, most of whom work part-time.
- Employees and volunteers undergo checks with the Disclosure & Barring Scheme (which used to be the Criminal Records Bureau)
- Age UK Berkshire is an independent organisation responsible for its own funds and governance.
- A Board of Trustees oversees the management of the organisation and they are responsible to Age UK Berkshire Members.
- Our registered charity number is 1146462.
- We are also a Company Limited by Guarantee, number 07928260
- Our registered office is at Huntley House, 119 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QA.
- We work and support people in the following authorities: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Windosr, Maidenhead, Bracknell, Ascot and Slough.
Age UK Berkshire recognises that individuals may face discrimination on the basis of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief or lack of, political belief or affiliation, gender, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, dependent-care requirements, social class, marital status, disability and, of course, age.
Our aim is to make our services fully inclusive and we acknowledge the needs of older people irrespective of your personal, social or other circumstances.
Age UK Berkshire pride ourselves on the quality of our services to people in later life.