We’re an independent charity that helps older people to stay active, stay connected and get the most out of life. We do this through providing high quality, innovative services and support, campaigning, social advocacy and partnership working.
We work with and for older people in Camden to promote wellbeing and help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
Our services have a particular focus on marginalised groups and those facing social isolation, income deprivation and poor housing, as well as people experiencing mental health problems.
We're a local, independent charity. We raise all our own funds and rely on donations and legacies to continue our work. Although locally independent, we are affiliated to Age UK and Age UK London.
We support more than 8000 older people in Camden’s diverse communities each year. Joan came to us because of problems with her housing, she was desperate and told us she couldn’t see herself surviving.
Our Board of Trustees - comprised largely of older people in Camden and representatives of organisations working with older people - oversees the management of Age UK Camden.
We began in 1965 as the Camden Older People's Welfare Association, then became Camden Age Concern (CamAC) in 1985, Age Concern Camden in 1998 and Age UK Camden in 2011.