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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 Southampton is an independent local charity working in the local community to help older people. 

Working across the City

Find out what we're doing across the city using the links below.

Age UK Southampton Offices

Our Information & Advice service operates from our offices.

You can find us next to the Shirley Health Partnership

Telephone:023 8036 8636

Freemantle & Shirley Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton, SO15 3HE

Computer Club

service currenty suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

Telephone:023 8036 8636

Challis Court Community Centre, King Street, Southampton, SO14 3DQ

Freemantle & Shirley Community Centre, Randolph Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 3HE

Challis Chums

service currenty suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

Telephone:023 8036 8636

Challis Court Community Centre, King Street, Southampton, SO14 3DQ

Shirley Chums

service currenty suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

Telephone:023 8036 8636

Freemantle & Shirley Community Centre, Randolph Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 3HE

Lunch and Laughs 

service currenty suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

Telephone:023 8036 8636

 

 

 

 

Portswood Road Shop

Shop

Telephone:02380 559897

229 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2NF

Portswood Road Shop 2

Shop

Telephone:02380 676804

261 Portswood Road, Southampton, SO17 2NG

Portsmouth Road Shop

Shop

Telephone:02380 437753

22 Portsmouth Road, Southampton, SO19 9AB

 

Our people are our greatest asset and we value everyone's dedication and enthusiasm to our work. From an 80 year volunteer who has been visiting isolated people for over 20 years, to the younger members of staff who bring new skills and ideas to the team. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting all of our people whether they are current staff members, volunteers or looking to join our organisation.

How we are funded

We rely on your support to keep serving the community. We are supported by donations from the public, support from local businesses, health and social care contracts, and some charitable grants.

 

What we do

  • We give advice

    Our trained advisors offer free information and advice to older people and their families. 

  • We befriend

  • We offer telephone support

    We accept self-referrals or referrals from family members or health care professionals for help. 

  • We provide activities

    Our centres have a wide range of activity groups and events, such as lunch clubs and exercise classes, giving older people the opportunity to keep fit, socialise, or learn a new skill.

Meet our people

  • Meet our staff

    Our frontline staff provide support and leadership to our delivery teams, ensuring that our services are well-designed, properly integrated, and accessible to respond to the increasing needs of Southampton’s older people, and that are resources are efficiently managed to meet the requirements of our externally-funded activities. The team are complemented by the vital work of fundraising staff, and resource to co-ordinate the recruitment, induction and support of existing and new volunteers.

    Our Senior Management Team provide strategic and operational support to our fundraising and service delivery teams, and ensure that the organisation’s activities are run safely, compliant with legislation, underpinned by good financial and data management.

    The team are supported by our highly-valued volunteers who give their time freely to help us with our strategic direction, provide information and advice, office and administration support, visit and call older people in their homes, run a range of activities, and assist with fundraising and events.

    Senior Management Team:

    • Peter Bennie - Chief Officer

    • Claire Roberts - Head of Services

     

     

    You can get in touch with any of our team using our contact form, please click here 

  • Find out about our volunteers

    Our services couldn’t run with without the support of our amazing volunteer team. We have over 100 volunteers delivering services to Southampton’s older people, and helping us run and develop our organisations.

    Volunteers give their time to carry out a range of support including:

    •Information and advice on a wide range of topics from health to consumer issues

    •Benefits advice and help with claims to improve financial independence

    •Telephone-based support and home visiting to combat loneliness and isolation

    •High quality Day Care service to support independent living and respite for carers

    •Computer classes to support clients to stay in touch through technology

    •Social groups to help address loneliness and isolation

    •Wellbeing services to identify need and connect people with appropriate support

    •Strategic support  and direction as a Trustee

    •Finance, IT, admin, fundraising and reception support to help run the organisation

     

     

    To find out how you can take on a satisfying and rewarding role as a volunteer, please click here