We are 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
Age is different for everyone and the challenges and the demands are different for everyone too. At Age UK Buckinghamshire, we are many things to many people – a source of advice, information, companionship and support. We are an independent and local charity, dedicated to making Buckinghamshire a great place to grow old.
As a charity, we have been supporting older people across Buckinghamshire for over 70 years. Formed in September 1945, the Buckinghamshire Older People's Welfare Committee became Age Concern Buckinghamshire and, in 2010, began trading as Age UK Buckinghamshire. There are over 150 local Age UK organisations across Britain, forming a network of independent charities with a shared ethos and commitment to older people.
How we are funded
Historically, Age UK Buckinghamshire has received core funding from local authority sources and grants from a variety of national and local grant giving bodies. As statuatory funding reduces we have to try to do more with less. Consequently, our reliance on grant giving bodies, fundraising and donations must increase if we are to continue to provide charitable services. The services we charge for, naturally pay for themselves but cannot cover the costs of our free services.