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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 Isle of Wight is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people for 45 years. We have over 60 dedicated staff and over 650 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people on the Isle of Wight.

Our vision:

An Island community where older people are respected, valued, included and able to live the life they choose.

Our purpose:

Working with, and for, older people; driving change so they can live well whatever their circumstances.

Our beliefs:

In all that we do, we will be:

  • Local, caring and responsive
  • Led by older people, working with them and not just for them
  • Champions of independence, inclusion and equality
  • Respectful of each person and their freedom to choose
  • Thoughtful, open and honest
  • Positive and proactive

Our Annual Review 2017 – 18

Thank you for all your support, it is truly appreciated and means the world to us and local older people. We’re working hard to support more people than ever before.

You can see how your support is helping local older people to live well, independently in our: Annual Review 2017 - 18

How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, service delivery and some charitable grants.

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What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families on almost any subject. We also offer specialised Welfare Benefits advice. 

  • We offer home help

    Our friendly & trustworthy personal assistants can help you with a range of tasks including general housework, meal, shopping, outings and more.

  • We befriend

    Our Good Neighbour Scheme volunteers visit lonely older people in the community and offer friendship, support and reassurance for those with no-one else to turn to.

  • We provide activities

    We offer a range of groups and events, such as Digital Inclusion Drop-in sessions, Community Memory Groups and Men in Sheds, which give older people the opportunity to take part in activities, socialise, or learn a new skill.