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We're 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

We aim to improve the lives of older people in Devon through delivering services that:

  • tackle loneliness and isolation
  • promote health and wellbeing
  • increase independence
  • support families and carers
  • help people access local services
  • help people identify and claim benefit entitlements
  • enable people to get the most out of life

We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who assist with the delivery of services and activities across Devon. From frontline Home Support Enablers/Assistants to Service Managers, everyone plays a pivotal role in making a positive difference to people in later life in Devon.

Our Board of Trustees is responsible for governance of Age UK Devon. Trustees give their time on a voluntary basis to oversee our strategic direction, ensure that we remain true to our vision and that we comply with all the necessary rules and legal obligations.

Our volunteers donate their time to enable us to provide fantastic added value to our services and activities and bring a wealth of skills and knowledge to our organisation.

 

Where we work

Age UK Devon delivers services mainly across the rural areas of the county, covering Torridge, West Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, East Devon and North Devon. There are independent Age UKs for Exeter, Mid Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

The challenges of rurality are increased by the fact that Devon is the third largest county in England. This means that access to essential services and transport is an even greater need for many people in Devon.

We rely on our valuable network of volunteers across the rural communities to provide additional help and support to the people who need it most.

If you live in Torbay, Exeter, Plymouth or Mid Devon, please contact your local Age UK in the first instance.

Age UK Torbay

Age UK Mid Devon

Age UK Exeter

Age UK Plymouth

Our Supporters

Thank you to the many companies, charitable trusts, local groups and individuals whose generosity has helped us to achieve so much.

We are always grateful to those businesses that support our work to help older people.

Age UK

Thanks to Age UK for supporting Age UK Devon by awarding grants to support core services and allow us to continue to help older people across Devon.

South West Water

Thanks to the employees of South West Water for choosing Age UK Devon as one of their official charity partners for the fifth consecutive year.

Their donation helps to support the delivery of our Information and Advice service.

Website: www.southwestwater.co.uk

The Jamieson Bystock Trust

Thanks to The Jamieson Bystock Trust for supporting Age UK Devon by awarding a grant to us for the next 12 months.

This grant will allow us to continue to support our core costs and allow us to continue to help older people across Devon.

The David Gibbons Trust

Thanks to The David Gibbons Trust for supporting Age UK Devon by awarding a grant to us for the next 12 months.

This grant will cover the cost of designing one edition of our engage magazine.

Harworth Group PLC

Thanks to the Harworth group for donating office IT equipment to Age UK Devon.

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust Grant

Thanks to The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust Grant for support Age UK Devon by awarding a grant to us for the next 12 months.

This grant will allow us to continue to support our core costs and allow us to continue to help older people across Devon.

Willmott Dixon

Thanks to Willmott Dixon for donating office furniture to Age UK Devon which were surplus to requirements following their recent office move.

Support us as a partner

Partnerships are key to our success. We are always looking for new friends and supporters who share our vision and want to work with us to make a real impact. Please contact us to discuss the many ways in which we could work together.

Find out more about how your organisation could get involved here.

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2016 our advisers helped local older people to claim over £1,500,000 that they were entitled to.

  • We offer home support

    We offer enabling and home support services to help with shopping, cleaning and companionship. We help over 100 older people to get their food shopping every month.

  • We provide activities

    We run a wide range of community based activties such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise or learn a new skill.

  • We run events

    We often run events open to the public encouaging all to love later life.