Welcome to Age UK North Staffordshire

We are a local registered charity for people over 50 living in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire Moorlands to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Funding our Services for Local Older People

The last few years has seen accumulating cuts in public service funding which has affected local authority spending, Public Health and a wide range of health and care services across the country. In a period when the number of older people is growing, shrinking resources are having a major effect on what services are available to support older people. At Age UK North Staffordshire, we have been feeling the impact of reduced funding for the last 6 years and the last 6 months has seen yet further cuts to our grants and contracts by cash-strapped local service commissioners.

The last few years has seen accumulating cuts in public service funding which has affected local authority spending, Public Health and a wide range of health and care services across the country. In a period when the number of older people is growing, shrinking resources are having a major effect on what services are available to support older people.

At Age UK North Staffordshire, we have been feeling the impact of reduced funding for the last 6 years and the last 6 months has seen yet further cuts to our grants and contracts by cash-strapped local service commissioners.

We are an independent local charity, not a branch of the national Age UK, and are responsible for raising our own funds in order to deliver local services to older people.

 In order to offset the effect of cuts, Age UK North Staffordshire is launching a number of fund-raising initiatives over the coming winter months and is looking for your support.

Further news will be published as we press ahead with plans but you may be able to help straightaway!

We are launching a “Slippers and Sweater Day” aimed to encourage youngsters to think about their older relatives and neighbours this winter.

Slippers and a Sweater Day encourages school children to think about the issues affecting local older people during winter. The activity also raises vital funds for Age UK North Staffordshire to enable us to continue to deliver our specialist services to older people which are now under threat from cuts.

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The campaign partners local schools with the charity to allow children to wear their slippers and/or a fun sweater to school for the day. Children are encouraged to think about their elderly neighbours and family members, and are provided with simple tips in order to help older people stay warm and well over the winter period.

Margaret Parkinson, Community Fundraising Co-ordinator at Age UK North Staffordshire, said: “As an organisation we are passionate about helping and supporting older people in our local community. The winter is an especially difficult time for some and we want more people and especially younger generations to be aware of the challenges and more importantly some of the solutions that can help keep older people warm and well this winter”.

If you work in or have connections with a school that wishes to become involved, we will be happy to give a short talk or presentation during school assembly and supply leaflets, posters and other materials. 

For further information please contact Margaret Parkinson at Age UK North Staffordshire on 01782 286 209 or email Margaret.Parkinson@ageuknorthstaffs.org.uk

If you are not involved in any way with a school but would like to help keep our services afloat, why not use the Donate button at the top of this page to help out with our fund-raising drive?

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About Age UK North Staffs

Who we are

As we grow older we all face new challenges but that doesn't stop us from wanting a fulfilling, independent life. Age UK North Staffordshire is passionate that everyone should have the opportunity to be able to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances, wants and needs. 

What we do

Age UK North Staffordshire is the largest local charity working with and for older people in the region. With carefully selected staff, we are here to help make later life a better life. We offer a wide range of tailored, quality services and activities.

How you can help

Age UK North Staffordshire always needs public support to help us continue and develop our work to improve the lives of local older people. 

Donate to Age UK North Staffs

Age UK North Staffordshire always needs public support to help us continue and develop our work to improve the lives of local older people.

Donations are always welcome whether it be your unwanted items for our charity shop, your time as a volunteer or money donations to help support our vital services.

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