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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 wellbeing of people in later life by providing services, identifying gaps in provision, and by influencing policy and decision makers. 

Our offices can be found at 700 Wimborne Road Winton or 22 Victoria Road Ferndown.

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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
  • Peter Simpson
  • Tim Carey
  • Ian Peterkin
  • Rachel Newman

Chief Executive Officer

  • Sarah Lloyd

Senior Management Team

  • Judith Livingstone - Head of Information and Operations
  • Kerry Bidgood - Head of Community Connections 
  • Laura Hunt - Head of Day Services

Management Team

  • Sarona Hebditch – Shop Manager (Parkstone)
  • Julia Evans – Shop Manager (Wimborne)
  • Sarah Kynoch – Help at Home Manager
  • Sarah Breuer – Office Manager
  • Donna Lewis – Footcare Manager
  • Diana Logan-Watts - Day Services Manager
  • Vicky Fowler - HR Manager

Staff team

  • Jacquie Cooney – Health and Wellbeing Officer & East Dorset Assistant
  • Zoe Clayton-Moss – Health and Wellbeing Officer
  • Hannah Archer - Dementia Services Coordinator
  • Alison Kolar - Dementia Services Facilitator
  • Diane Richard-Saggs - MCST Facilitator
  • Reana Johnson - MCST Facilitator
  • Claire Ford - CST Facilitator
  • Kate Hirst - CST Facilitator
  • Gemma Winthrop - CST Facilitator
  • Lisa Graham - CST Facilitator
  • Liz Cooper - CST Facilitator
  • Paula Gardiner – Tutor
  • Debbie Newman – Tutor
  • Helen Laurant – Footcare Team Leader
  • Sarah Elliott – Footcare Administrator
  • Debbie Stolton – Footcare Technician
  • Jo Ensby - Footcare Technician
  • Lyn Buckell-May – Kitchen Assistant
  • Sharon Moffatt - Cook
  • Stephen Bennett – Assistant Shop Manager
  • Teresa Hunt - Assistant Shop Manager
  • Collette Payne – Information and Advice Team Leader
  • Caroline Gibb – Support Worker
  • Nic Vine – Befriending Coordinator
  • Sandra O'Sullivan - Assistant Activities Coordinator
  • Jane Allton - Activities Coordinator
  • David Brown - Transport Coordinator and Minibus Driver
  • Jeff Homer – Driver
  • Alan Leyland – Driver
  • Alex Hogg – Driver
  • David Murray - Driver
  • Rod Whyte – Volunteer Administrator
  • Trish Mosely – Receptionist
  • Maisie Cowan – Receptionist
  • Hannah Bowering - Receptionist
  • Hayley Hall - Receptionist
  • Anne Painter – Welfare Benefits Advisor
  • Georgina Saunders – Information and Advice Officer
  • Louise Brown - Welfare Benefits Advisor
  • Anna Wilkinson - Marketing and Communications Officer

 

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.