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 Lincoln & South Lincolnshire is an independent, local charity and we have been working in the local community to help older people for over 60 years. We have over 200 dedicated staff and volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Lincoln and across the county.
We are a local charity with 420 staff and volunteers. Supporting over 4,000 people aged 50 and over every week, our dedicated staff and volunteers deliver support services and activities across 17 departments for people countywide .
Covering Lincoln and the surrounding villages down to the borders of Leicestershire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, we are able to offer support to approximately 110,000 of the 171,000 people over the age of 65 with almost 15,000 of those people being 85+. These figures will be higher as we provide services to people over the age of 50.
Our support is varied and extensive, 11,184 people attended activities with us in 2017/18, helping to eliminate social isolation and generating opportunities for engagement through clubs and groups. Our day centre had 4740 attendances offering support to vulnerable older people who are otherwise alone during the day and providing respite for carers
How we are funded
Many people assume we are a large national charity. We operate as a brand partner with Age UK but run as a separate independent charity raising funds locally to be used in return to help local people with no one to turn to,
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.
What we do
Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families.
In 2017/18 our advisers helped local older people to claim over £1.14m in previously unclaimed benefits. Allowing people to love more comfortably at home.
Call and speak to our friendly team to book your free appointment - let us help you to live more independently
Our day centre is a hub of activity offering 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.
The opportunity to enjoy a home cooked meal and socialise in our Park Street Restaurant is enjoyed by many who attend clubs and activities.