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We are a local charity that exists to support older people in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and the Eastern Dorset area to live happy, healthy, and independent lives.

Who we are

Age UK Bournemouth, Poole & East Dorset is an independent local charity. We exist to promote the health and well-being of people in later life by providing services; identifying gaps in provision; and by influencing policy and decision makers. We have 30 dedicated staff and over 140 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for local older people.

Our office can be found at 700 Wimborne Road in Bournemouth, our day centres are run at Sutton road and Turbary Park, and our shop is on Ashley Road in Poole.

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How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, income from our charity shops, and some charitable grants. Without the dedication and kindness of our supporters we would not be able to provide the range of help that we are currently able to offer.

Who's Who

Trustees

  • Chris Lockyer - Chairman
  • Amelia Adkins
  • Brendan Masterson
  • Zara Pinner
  • Kevin Jones
  • Keith Gawler
  • Sue Hazell
  • Alison Davis

 

Chief Executive Officer

  • Sarah Lloyd

Management team

  • Judith Livingstone - Head of Information and Operations
  • Gary Mason - Head of Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Kerry Bidgood - Community Connections Manager
  • Di Williamson - Day Services Manager
  • Sarona Hebditch - Shop Manager

Staff team

  • Jeff Homer - Minibus Driver
  • Gary Corrie - Minibus Driver
  • Ruth McIntyre - Senior Activities Coordinator & CST Facilitator
  • Kate Hirst - Activities Assistant & CST Facilitator
  • Michelle Robinson - Community Support Worker
  • Emilie Batley - Community Support Worker
  • Jake Carroll - Project Support Officer
  • Collette Payne - Information and Advice Worker
  • Georgina Saunders - Information and Advice Worker 
  • Trish Mosely - Receptionist
  • Sarah Elliot - Receptionist
  • Laura Hunt - CST Coordinator 
  • Helen Laurent- Foot Care Team Leader
  • Donna Lewis - Foot Care Team Leader
  • Sarah Kynoch - Help at Home Manager
  • Debbie Ford - Kitchen Assistant
  • Sarah Breuer - Office Manager
  • Lyn Buckell-May - Accounts Officer
  • Karen Spendier - Administrator
  • Rod Whyte - Volunteer Administrator
  • Gemma Cherrett - General Administrator
  • Toby Glynn - Shop Supervisor
  • Sarah Breuer - Office Manager
  • Debbie Stolton - Foot Care Assistant
  • Mary-Jane Cook – Foot Care Assistant
  • Gemma Winthrop - CST Facilitator
  • Claire Ford – CST Facilitator
  • Jax Wood - CST Facilitator
  • Sally Saunders – Better Balance & CST Facilitator
  • Lisa Philp-Vieira – Day Service Cook
  • Alice-Marie Jaszec - Help at Home Assistant
  • Ann Rogers - Help at Home Assistant
  • Carol Owen - Help at Home Assistant
  • Georgina Davis - Help at Home Assistant
  • Georgina Rose-Jones - Help at Home Assistant
  • Gill Haywood - Help at Home Assistant
  • Jacquelyn Wood - Help at Home Assistant
  • Jenni Galway - Help at Home Assistant
  • Johanna Magee - Help at Home Assistant
  • Louise Groves - Help at Home Assistant
  • Lynn Pilling - Help at Home Assistant
  • Michelle Hawkins - Help at Home Assistant
  • Michelle Lombard - Help at Home Assistant
  • Neil Seager - Help at Home Assistant
  • Nicole Grice - Help at Home Assistant
  • Rachel Varley - Help at Home Assistant
  • Rose Metcalfe - Help at Home Assistant
  • Sian Davies - Help at Home Assistant
  • Stella Holmes - Help at Home Assistant
  • Sue Smith - Help at Home Assistant
  • Suzanne Reynolds - Help at Home Assistant
  • Trish Mosely - Help at Home Assistant
  • James Downton - Help at Home Assistant
  • Sarah Ricketts - Help at Home Assistant
  • John Hills - Help at Home Assistant
  • John Leahy - Help at Home Assistant
  • Anne Peters - Help at Home Assistant

 

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. Over the last year our advisors helped local older people to claim tens of thousands of pounds that they were entitled to.

  • We offer help at home

    We offer home support services to help with shopping, cleaning and gardening. We help over 100 older people with basic tasks, such as food shopping, every month.

  • We befriend

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. Last year our volunteers visited hundreds of older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities

    Our day centre and activities programme has a wide range of groups and events, such as lunch clubs and yoga classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill.