Age UK Northamptonshire is many things to many people – a source of advice, information, companionship and support.
- We help people living in Northamptonshire make the best of later life and have a secure and dignified old age.
- We provide a wide range of services to a growing number of older people, improving their quality of life, promoting independence and preventing frailty, poverty and isolation.
- We are a local independent charity, proud to be a member of the Age UK partnership of around 130 local charities.
Age UK Northamptonshire is a member of Age England Association which includes a large number of connected charities working around the UK. The charitable company and its subsidiary (Age UK Northamptonshire Trading Limited) hold licences to use the Age UK name and logo for an unlimited period so long as they meet the conditions of use in terms of standards and procedures within the organisations.
The Venton 2000 Settlement is a linked charity to Age UK Northamptonshire which was established for the promotion of the relief of elderly people. It is accounted for as part of Age UK Northamptonshire.
We were formed as the Northamptonshire Advisory Committee for Old People’s Welfare in the early 1950s and adopted the name Age Concern in 1971, in common with Old People’s Welfare Committees across the country.
The charities that became Age Concern Northampton and Age Concern Northamptonshire had been established in the 1950s as independent organisations. In April 1997 the two organisations merged to form Age Concern Northampton & County as an independent charitable organisation. At our AGM, on the 3rd November 2006, it was unanimously agreed to change the charity’s name to Age Concern Northamptonshire.
Following the merger of Age Concern England and Help the Aged under the new name of Age UK, all Age Concerns were invited to share that name. From 19th April 2011 we joined the new brand and became Age UK Northamptonshire. We continue to be a local, independent, voluntary organisation, serving the needs of older people in our county and proud to be part of a national family which works to improve life for older people everywhere.