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We're a local charity with a national name giving local older people help, support, advice and a voice in their communities around Leicester, the County and Rutland.

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland is an independent local charity with a national name. We work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland. 

Vision and Mission

We are a voluntary organisation that exists to promote the well being of all older people by helping to make life fulfilling and enjoyable.

Our organisation is committed to the welfare of older people to maintain their dignity and recognise their value as individuals.

We believe that dignity, privacy and independence can be preserved by providing opportunities for older people to develop new skills and knowledge, form and continue friendships and to have their views listened to, accepted and made known.

Our main aim is to develop sufficient and relevant services that reflect the needs and wishes of older people living in the city of Leicester and counties of Leicestershire & Rutland.

How we are funded

As an independent local charity we rely on your local support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, legacies, corporate partnerships, income from our charity shops, and charitable grants from trusts and foundations.


Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland (AULS&R) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare, quality of life and dignity of adults at risk. This commitment recognises that adults at risk should be safeguarded and be able to live without fear of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

If you have any concerns about an adult with care and support needs being abused or neglected, including yourself, contact Adult Social Care Services in the area you live/they live:

Leicester: 0116 454 1004
Leicestershire: 0116 305 0004
Rutland: 01572 758 341

Police: 101 or in an emergency 999
Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Helpline: 0808 80 200 28

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