We are an independent charity working across rural Dorset.
Our work is made possible with the support of our dedicated volunteers.
All money raise is spent on local older people.
Who we are
Age UK Dorchester is an independent local charity which exists to enable older people across rural Dorset to maintain physical and mental wellbeing in later life.
We achieve this by providing direct services to enable older people to remain independent and enjoying life, organising activities to create opportunities for an enriched social life, and by working with older people to campaign and have their voices heard.
We've been a part of the local community helping older people for over 60 years. We have 60 dedicated staff and over 200 volunteers helping us to deliver our services and activities.
Where you can find us
Our main office and day centre is based at Rowan Cottage on Princes Street in Dorchester. We also have charity shops on Trinity Street in Dorchester, St Thomas Street in Weymouth, and West Street in Bridport.
How we are funded
We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, income from our charity shops, and some charitable grants. For more information you can view our annual report on the Charity Commissions website.
About our Trustees
As a charity we are governed by a board of trustees. It's their job to provide guidance, additional expertise, and direction to the Chief Officer, who in turn works to deliver on the vision and mission of the charity through our team of staff and volunteers.