How we began
Our charity was founded in 1948 as the Older People's Welfare Committee, and adopted the name Age Concern Somerset in 1972. In 2009 the national Age Concern body joined forces with Help the Aged to form the new national charity - Age UK - in 2010. We joined the Age UK family in October 2010, but we remain autonomous and independent. Age UK Somerset is the largest charity working with and for older people in the county, and we are responsible for raising all our own funds.
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