Who we are
Age UK Bradford & District is a company limited by guarantee, governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association dated 21st July 1993 and amended to allow for the current governance arrangement on 18th May 2011. It is registered as a charity with the Charity Commission.
In 2012/2013 the charity completed the rebranding of itself as Age UK Bradford & District in all its offices and shops across the District. This followed the decision in earlier years to take up Brand Partnership with the newly formed charity Age UK, the product of a merger between Age Concern England and Help the Aged in April 2009. In 2018 the charity rebranded itself further as Age UK Bradford District.
The charity remains and will remain an independent local charity. We serve the whole of the Bradford Metropolitan District including the towns of Bingley, Keighley, Ilkley and Shipley as well as the surrounding estates, villages and extensive rural areas.
We currently employ over 40 staff, however as an organisation we rely heavily on the work of volunteers whose vital contribution assist us in achieving our objectives. Our volunteers are currently a 300 strong team of individuals who bring a wide range of skills and commit varying amounts of time to our cause.
What we do
Age UK Bradford District supports and enables people in the following areas:
- Information and Advice
- Wellbeing and Engagement
- Integrated Care
These are delivered from our District Office in Wrose, our Information and Advice Centre in Bradford and importantly throughout the community as required.
Much of our funding comes from our eight retail charity shops located throughout Bradford District. We also rely on donations and legacies from members of the public, fundraising events, campaigns and some charitable grants to continue our important work.