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We are an independent local charity, promoting the well-being of older people and helping to make later life a more fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

We want everyone to be able to love later life.

Who we are

We are here to make East Grinstead & District a more age-friendly place. We do this by providing services that make a difference, improving understanding of what older people need, standing up for their interests, enabling their voices to be heard and fostering a sense of community and belonging for all older people.


Age Concern East Grinstead became a company limited by guarantee on 8th September 2008. The assets of the original unincorporated association were transferred into the private limited company on 1 October 2009. 

We took over the Glen Vue Community Hub in May 2019 and moved from the Swan Mead Day Centre in the second week of June 2019.

The organisation is now known formerly as Age UK East Grinstead & District and is run by an Operations Manager, with a team of  staff and  volunteers

Area of Benefit

Our 'Area of Benefit' is defined as:

The civil parishes of East Grinstead Town, Ashurst Wood, West Hoathly and Worth, including the villages of Copthorne, Crawley Down, Turners Hill and Sharpthorne.  This broadly means that we cover these postcodes:


  • East Grinstead, Ashurst Wood, West Hoathly, Sharpthorne


  • Worth, Copthorne, Crawley Down, Furnace Wood, Domewood, Rowfant, Turners Hill

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.