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Age UK Norfolk was established in 1947 as the Norfolk Old People’s Welfare Committee to provide basic help and assistance to older people during the aftermath of the Second World War and to provide a voice for their rights and dignity.  It grew out of the many clubs and groups organised for and run by older people throughout the County.  This grassroots membership is still an important part of the way Age UK Norfolk works with older people as is finding a voice for older people, whether this is directly through campaigning and advocacy or indirectly through information and advice. 

In the 1970s, the Norfolk Old People’s Welfare Committee was renamed Age Concern Norfolk and the first paid staff were employed to manage the increasing work of the organisation.

In 2000 the Charity became a charitable organisation limited by guarantee and re-located from the City of Norwich to head office premises in Old Catton.   In July 2000 organisations sharing the name Age Concern came together to work in a federation; a structure that reflected independence and autonomy but also interdependence.  In 2009 Age Concern England and Help the Aged joined together to create a new national charity - Age UK - and in 2010 Age Concern Norfolk signed a Brand Partner agreement with Age UK and changed its operating name to Age UK Norfolk.

In 2019 Age UK Norfolk re-located again to new head office premises at the Henderson Business Centre in Ivy Road.