Who we are
Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne is an independent local charity covering the areas of Faversham, Sittingbourne, Teynham and surrounding areas. Here's a little more about the history of these three centres that make up Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne today:
Age UK Faversham has been providing services for older people since 1958 and The Old Fire Station, Crescent Road premises has been our headquarters since 1963.
We have seen many changes over the years and have expanded from the two front rooms, to filling the whole Middle Row building, and developing the adjacent old fire station in 1994.
Heather House Day Centre is the result of more than 50 years of effort by the people of Sittingbourne and Swale district.
Age UK Sittingbourne was originally known as the Old People’s Welfare Committee and there were years of fundraising before it was possible to have a day centre.
The first day centre at London Road was recognised as an interim step, but it provided the necessary experience to set up a new centre in Roman Square in 1981.
In November 1988 the Roman Square centre was demolished as part of the new leisure complex and Age UK Sittingbourne, then Age Concern Sittingbourne, moved to new premises in the Avenue of Remembrance and retained the same name, Heather House.
Where you can find us
Our offices are in Crescent Road in Faversham and at the Avenue of Remembrance in Sittingbourne. For more information on how to contact us and interactive maps showing where you can find us, visit our contact us page.
How we are funded
We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public and some charitable grants.
Age UK Faversham & Sittingbourne is supported by grants from Kent County Council for some of its services. These grants help the Trustees to employ well trained staff to deliver a professional service to older people.
We work in collaboration with other Age UKs in our locality and work closely with Kent County Council to deliver a variety of services to older people.