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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

Age UK Gateshead is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people since 1972. We have 52 dedicated staff and over 90 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Gateshead

Where you can find us

Head office

Our main office is based at Age UK Gateshead 215 High Street, Gateshead, NE8 1AS here you can access all our services. 

Dementia Hub

Our friendly Dementia hub and centre isnt far away from our office and is at Age UK Gateshead, Christ Church Hall, Sunderland Road, NE10 9LR

Charity Shop

Whether your wanting to shop or dontate you will find our welcoming charity shop art Age UK Gateshead, 46 Blaydon Precinct, Gateshead, NE21 5BT

Visit our contact us page

Visit our charity shops page

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, as well as some Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group funding.

What we do

  • We give advice

    We aim to provide the information and advice that you need for the issues that you face. We won’t judge you, persuade you or tell you what you should do – we will listen, explain all the available options to you and support you.

  • We care

    Above all, we care.

    Over 4500 older people in Gateshead were helped by Age UK Gateshead last year.

  • We befriend

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2016 our volunteers visited 300 older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities

    Our day centre has a wide range of activity groups and events, such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill.