Age UK history
In April 2009, the national charities of Age Concern England and Help the Aged merged to become a single organisation – launching their new brand and logo on 19 April 2010 with a series of television and newspaper advertising campaigns.
Our new name
Age Concern Walsall officially became Age UK Walsall in September 2010 and, although we remain completely independent from the national organisation we are proud to be affiliated to Age UK.
To have a world in which older people flourish.
Older and vulnerable adults in Walsall have an improved quality of life. This will be achieved by actively working to promote choice, independence, inclusion and dignity whilst helping to overcome isolation, exclusion and discrimination.
Age UK Walsall is an independent, local charity and a company limited by guarantee. The charity has been supporting older people across the borough in one form or another since the 1920’s. We were originally known as Walsall Guild for Voluntary Services, registering as Age Concern Walsall in November 1996.
In September 2010, the charity officially adopted the new name and logo and are now proudly known as Age UK Walsall.
The adoption of the new name and brand does not change the fact that we remain an independent charity in our own right.
Our vision, aims and principles remain the same.
- Delivering prevention – through advice and early intervention
- Asset based – building on abilities and skills of individuals and communities
- Focused on the individual – tailored and user-led service delivery
- Responsive to evidence – building on and sharing good practice
- Collaborative – developing partnerships and building local capacity