Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
ACTIVITY CENTRE REOPENS
Our centre reopens Monday, August 10th. Following a deep clean, we are happy to announce that the centre will begin to resume services. Under government guidelines, please be aware that everyone will be asked to wear either a facemask or visor when inside the centre. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the centre, please You may also be asked to wait outside following social distancing guidelines should the reception area be busy. Please do not attend the centre if you are feeling unwell. Some services may be slower to resume than others so please check individual pages for updates.
We are very pleased to welcome you all back.
Visit our Reopening After Lockdown page for details on:
- What services we are resuming and how to prebook them
- What measures we are taking to ensure your safety
- How to access help at the centre and by telephone
- The Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham Newsletter
- Donating to Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition and ask that you do everything to remain safe and healthy. We encourage everyone to always follow the advice from Public Health England as we continue to do so too: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
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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 Hammersmith and Fulham is an independent local charity supporting older people across the borough. We provide a wide range of practical services and activities that promote wellbeing and independence.
We aim to promote the wellbeing of older people and to help make their life fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
We are committed to reducing poverty and fighting disadvantage, defeating ageism and recognising diversity, addressing social exclusion and promoting more effective and responsive public services for older people.
Where you can find us
Our main office and activity centre is based in Greyhound Road and we have a charity shop in the West 12 Centre in Shepherd's Bush.
How we are funded
We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are partly funded by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and are supported by donations from the public, income from our charity shops, and some charitable grants.
We value diversity in all that we do. We recognise and welcome the diversity of older adults and their different needs, choices, cultures and values and the diversity of our volunteers, supporters and staff. We believe that it is only through working together that we can use our local, regional and national presence to the greatest effect.
Our Vision and Mission Statement
Vision: To make a positive difference to the lives of older people in our community by reducing loneliness and isolation
Mission Statement: We will work with older residents to identify their needs, design and deliver innovative and effective services and work with like-minded parties to extend our effectiveness in wider communities
- Open, honest and accessible
- Attentive, resourceful and caring
- Supportive and empowering independence, reflective and inclusive
- Proactive collaborators
Age UK Hammersmith and Fulham's big 5
1) Encourage healthy ageing and enable social interaction
2) Be a trusted advisor to older people
3) Proactively identify and prioritise the needs of older people
4) Lead the local older people agenda
5) Generate sustainable funding