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Our charity was founded in January 1950 as the Devon Older People's Welfare Committee working under the umbrella of National Old People’s Welfare Committee.  Our objectives were to assess the needs of older people in Devon and encourage the provision of voluntary clubs and services to support identified needs.

When the National Old People’s Welfare Committee adopted the name of Age Concern, in 1971, we adopted the name Age Concern Devon and became part of the Age Concern federation.

In 2009, Age Concern England and Help the Aged joined together to create a new national charity, Age UK, dedicated to improving later life for everyone.   In August 2010 we became an early adopter of the Age UK brand and became Age UK Devon. 

Whilst we are a member of the Age UK network (one of over 130 Age UKs in the UK) we remain autonomous and independent, and we are responsible for raising all our own funds.