We are a local independent 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 North West Kent is an independent local charity. We've been working in the local community to help older people since 2011, following a merger between four Age Concerns in the boroughs of Dartford and Gravesham. We have dedicated staff and volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Gravesend, Dartford, Swanscombe & Greenhithe, Northfleet and the surrounding areas.
Our aim is to be the principal organisation in delivering support for older people in North West Kent, enabling people to love later life, to live independently, access appropriate services and enrich their lives.
We intend to do this by developing additional services and enhancing our current services in order to support more people.
To see a full breakdown of our services, visit the 'Our Services' page.
Where you can find us
Our Gravesend offices and day centre are located at the Fleming Resource Centre, Clarence Row, Gravesend, DA12 1HJ.
Telephone: 01474 564898
Our Dartford 'Meadowside' centre is located at the Meadowside Day Centre, Meadowside, Dartford, DA1 2RZ
Telephone: 01322 226496
Visit our contact us page for more information, interactive maps and more information about each of the centres.
How we are funded
We receive funds from donations, legacies, grants and fundraising as well as revenue from the fees and charges we levy for some services.
Our partners & supporters
- Gravesham Borough Council
- Dartford Borough Council
- Age UK (The National Charity)
- Age UKs in Kent Consortium
- Kent County Council
- NHS CCG DGS&S
- Northfleet School for Girls
- Gravesend CAB
- Dartford CAB
- Contact the Elderly
- North West Kent CVS
- Gravesend 50+ Group
- Dartford 50+ Group
- Moat Housing
- Asda (Gravesend)
- Britania Refined Metals
- ADSS Altzsheimers and Dementia Support Services (Northfleet)
What we do
We offer a free Information and Advice service to help older people in North West Kent with benefit claims and signposting to other useful organisations.
We deliver freshly cooked, locally sourced two-course meals to your home from our five-star kitchens in Gravesend every day of the week, 365 days a year.
We offer a wide range of community services to help you stay independent in your own home for longer and keep you engaged with the community.
We offer social day opportunties, activites and healthy living facilities, in addition to dementia support in two centres across North West Kent.