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Our missionOur Mission

To help adults in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire enjoy a better quality of life, with a specific focus on all aspects of getting older.

Our Values

Our values shape the work we do, both as a member of the Age England Association and as an individual organisation.

Our five values have the following meanings:

  • Accessible
    We assist older people to live independently and exercise choice
  • Respectful
    We draw strength from the voices of older people and ensure those voices are heard
  • Innovative
    We are dynamic and driven by results and constantly deliver for older people
  • Compassionate
    We are passionate about what we do and care about each individual
  • Trusted
    We are experts, authoritative and quality orientated.

Our Guiding Principles

These four principles underpin all the work that we do:

  • Ageism is unacceptable
    Age UK Portsmouth is against all forms of age discrimination and challenges unfair treatment on the basis of age.
  • All people have the right to make decisions about their lives
    Age UK Portsmouth helps older people to discover and exercise their rights.
  • People less able to help themselves should be offered support
    Age UK Portsmouth seeks to support older people to live their lives with dignity.
  • Diversity is valued in all we do
    Age UK Portsmouth recognises the diversity of older people and their different needs, choices, cultures and values.

It is only through working together that Age UK Portsmouth can use its local, countywide, regional and national presence to the greatest effect.