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We're a local 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 Reading is an independent local charity. We are part of the Age UK Federation. We've been working in the local community to help older people since 1976 (Formerly as Age Concern Reading). We have 20 dedicated staff and over 80 volunteers helping us to deliver services and activities for older people in Reading.

Where you can find us

We run services from a back office in the Portman Rd, but our services are delivered in accessible community locations such as extra care homes, community halls and public buildings across the town. If you need support best to contact us to explore how best we can assist.

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How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by the charges we make for our services, donations from the public, Gifts in Wills, Local Authority Funding  and charitable grants. Toy can find out more on our How are we funded? page.

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What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. In 2016 our advisers helped approximately 1300 people access the information and services they need to get the most from later life.

  • We offer footcare

    We help older people stay mobile and active by helping them care for their feet. Our Happy Feet Nailcutting service ensures healthy feet and toes for around 800 clients. Keeping them comfortable and on the move!

  • We befriend

    Our volunteer befrienders visit lonely older people in the community who have no one to talk to. In 2017 our volunteers befriended 135 older people who would otherwise be alone.

  • We provide activities

    We offer activities and support for older people. From our stimulating Chess club and our informative coffee morning to our supportive social clubs. We want older people to have an option to leave their home and have fun! We support them to do just that.