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Our Mission

To improve the lives of older people

Our Vision

A world where older people flourish

 

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, their families and carers for over 61 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.

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

Our support is varied and extensive, 11,845 people attended activities with us in 2018/19, helping to eliminate social isolation and generating opportunities for engagement through clubs and groups. Our day centre had 4700 attendances offering support to vulnerable older people who are otherwise alone during the day and allows us to provide respite for carers.

How we are funded

Many people assume we are a large national charity. We operate as a brand partner of Age UK and 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

  • We give FREE information and advice

    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 

  • We offer home help. Your home, your support, your way

    We offer home support services to help with shopping, cleaning, laundry and gardening.

    You can decide how muach assistance you would like ans how regularly. Call for a chat to find out more

    We help over 100 older people to get their food shopping every month.

  • We work to end loneliness

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to.

    Our befriending service happens via home visits and telephone befriending and most recently pen pal befriending

    In 2018 our volunteers visited over 300 older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities, events, lunch clubs and friendship groups

    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.