WE ARE AGE UK WEST CUMBRIA
Born in 1979 as Age Concern Copeland and Age Concern Allerdale, evolving into Age Concern Northwest Cumbria in 1993, raised on the streets of Workington to finally become Age UK West Cumbria in February 2011.
We raise all our own funds through six local charity shops, a one stop equipment shop to support independent living, contracts and grants to deliver particular services, donations and a range of fundraising activities. All funds are used locally to improve the lives of older people in Allerdale and Copeland.
What We Do
Age UK West Cumbria provides a range of services to help people stay active, healthy, independent and involved in their communities. The majority of our services are free to clients through contracts and grants.
We also offer opportunities for people to socialise, take part in activities, develop new activities or use their skills and experience as volunteers to help make life better for others in the community.
Age UK West Cumbria works with many partners at local, regional and national level. At local level it has played a key role in the development of prevention approaches to Health and Social Care and been a pilot for a number of innovative national and regional initiatives. It is a brand partner of Age UK, the national charity and a member of the new Age England Association – combining its strengths with others to help address the challenges of an ageing population and bring about positive change.
“To promote the relief of older people in any manner which now or hereafter may be deemed by law to be charitable”
We believe in a world where everyone can love later life.
Age UK is here to inspire, enable and support older people who need us the most.
Age is different for everyone and, of course, the challenges and the demands are different for everyone, too.
Whether it be in person, in communities, online & on the phone, we are here for YOU.
We review our aims, objectives and activities each year to ensure that we remain focused on our stated purposes; that our activities are bringing the required benefits to the people we are set up to help; and to help plan future activities which will contribute to building our community.
We work to achieve the best quality of life for people in West Cumbria via innovative services delivered by our committed team.