About Us

Age UK Southampton is a local independent charity set up to support older people living within the city limits to live independently. We have been operating in the city for over 50 years and offer a range of services designed to alleviate loneliness and isolation, improve health and wellbeing and encourage independent living.

Our Mission and Values

Our vision is for Southampton to be a city in which people in later life flourish.

Our mission is to provide a range of services which support the independence and wellbeing of Southampton's older citizens and positively improve their quality of life.

Our values can be defined as; courteous and respectful, holistic and person centred on individuals, professional and efficient, creative and collaborative and attentive to the views of service users.

Our History

Age UK Southampton is the operating name for Age Concern Southampton following the decision by the Trustees for the charity to join the Age UK network in February 2013. The new Age UK charity was formed following the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged to form a new national charity with the aim of protecting and supporting older people by campaigning, raising awareness and providing practical support.

Joining this network doesn’t affect the independence or service delivery here in Southampton but does allow us to benefit from national support in developing our services, providing information and advice and getting involved with larger awareness building campaigns.

Age Concern Southampton is governed by the Age Concern Standard 3 Gold Constitution dated 23rd July 1997 and is registered under the Charities Act 2011 - Charity Registration No 1122954. The Charity was registered on 26th February 2008.

With effect from the 1st August 2008, the Charity took over the activities, assets and liabilities of the Southampton Old People’s Welfare Committee (Charity number 201856), which was constituted on 15th September 1959 and was registered as a charity on 31st January 1962. 

Our People

Across our mix of volunteers and staff, Age UK Southampton enjoys a tremendous mix of skills, expertise and knowledge. 

Find out more about who we are and how you can join the team.

Our Work

To ensure the effectiveness of our work, we operate within the city limits of Southampton but we work closely with neighbouring organisations Age Concern New Forest and Age Concern Eastleigh to ensure that older people can get the support they need across the area.

See whereabouts we work in the city

Service Navigation is at the centre of our integrated model of support and works closely with multi agency internal and external teams to support a person-centred approach. Find out more about Service Navigation here.

Corporate Documents

Our annual report and accounts from the last three finanical years are below in electronic format. If you require paper copies of these documents please let us know.

2015-2016 Annual Report and Accounts

2014-2015 Annual Report and Accounts | 2014-2015 Annual Review

2013-2014 Annual Report and Accounts

2012-2013 Annual Report and Accounts