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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 Maidstone is an independent local non-profit charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people for 50 years. We have over 70 dedicated staff and over 170 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Maidstone.

We were originally founded in 1957, as Maidstone Older People's Welfare Committee, and registered as a charity in 1972. Here at Age UK Maidstone, we believe older people are entitled to the help they need to improve their own sense of wellbeing, to promote independence and to have control of their own lives.

Where you can find us

Visit our contact us page

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What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2016 our advisers helped local older people to claim over £500,000 that they were entitled to.

  • We offer home help

    We offer home support services to help with shopping, cleaning and ironing. We help over 50 older people to get their food shopping every month.

  • We befriend

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2016 our 82 volunteers visited 80 older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities

    Our day centre has 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.