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.
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 hundreds of volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people on the Isle of Wight.
An Island community where older people are respected, valued, included and able to live the life they choose.
Working with, and for, older people; driving change so they can live well whatever their circumstances.
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 Board of Trustees
Age UK Isle of Wight is led by the Board of Trustees. The role of the Board of Trustees is to agree strategy and provide overall governance and leadership for Age UK Isle of Wight, ensuring that the organisation achieves its charitable objectives, abides by its core values and complies with both charity law and company law. Follow the link to meet our Board of Trustees.
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.
Our Annual Review.
You can see how your support is helping local older people to live well independently.
Age UK Isle of Wight is committed to the ongoing development of quality assurance management in all parts of our organisation.
We are proud to publish our Strategic Direction for 2017 to 2020. We thank everyone who helped to inform, shape and guide our strategy and priorities for the coming years.
Find out more about our Internal Audits and the way we monitor our working practices to ensure we are compliant with the requirements of the quality standards we hold.
What we do
Our trained advisors offer free, confidential and impartial information and advice to older people and their families on almost any subject. We also offer specialised Welfare Benefits advice.
Our friendly & trustworthy personal assistants can help you with a range of tasks including all types of general housework, meal preparation, shopping, outings and more.
Our Good Neighbour Scheme volunteers telephone befriend and visit lonely older residents and offer friendship, support and reassurance for those with no-one else to turn to.
We offer a range of activities such as Vitrual Activities Programme, Drop In sessions for Digital Inclusion, Widows and Men in Sheds, which give older people the opportunity to take part in activities, socialise, or learn a new skill.