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Age UK Oadby & Wigston proudly celebrates passing their recent inspection by an independent auditor from Age UK, the national charity.


Our small charity provided a variety of policies and procedures including, for example, those covering health and safety, general data protection, safeguarding and many others.  The inspection carried out a review of the processes of our self-funding local charity, which is based at 51 Paddock Street in Wigston.  The inspector was impressed by the thoroughness of the procedures and processes in place and the follow through evidence he identified when he undertook the in-depth inspection.


Commenting about the inspection Centre Director Garry Burnside said:

‘Having an inspection is always a good thing, as it makes us look at how we do things, where we can improve and in areas how sophisticated our processes are bearing in mind the small size of the charity.  The key thing for the dedicated team of volunteers and staff is that our efforts have been recognised and our continuing hard work is really helping to fight isolation and loneliness with elderly people in our local community’.


Chairman of the Board Jill Gore added:

‘I was delighted to hear that we’d passed the inspection and wish to convey my sincerest thanks to the staff and volunteers for helping us to achieve this successful outcome.  I know from speaking to the service users just how important the centre is in making a positive difference to the lives of those who use our centre at Hawthorn House.  Everyone is welcome to enjoy the centre which is at the heart of our local community’.