Age UK County Durham is a local independent charity with 21 staff members. We help over 5000 local older people every year, offering activities, events, befriending and information. We are the principal voluntary organisation working for older people, their families and carers throughout County Durham. We aim to address the causes of difficulties faced by older people and to provide help and support where needed. An important part of our work is campaigning to change policies and attitudes, which adversely affect older people. We are governed by our Board of Trustees who are all volunteers and led by our Chief Executive who all work tirelessly to ensure that older people living in County Durham have access to services, information and advice to ensure their wellbeing.
Age UK County Durham responds efficiently and effectively to the demands of an aging population and shares the vision of maintaining connected and supportive communities, independent lives and improved mental and physical health
Motivation, expertise, efficiency and courtesy. If we are to be a leader in the voluntary sector, it will only happen through the staff and volunteers, working together as a team.
Age UK County Durham is an immensely professional organisation that continually places the needs and aspirations of its clients at the centre of all its service development. We believe that volunteers provide an additional, complimentary and enriching role with us. Age UK County Durham recognises the skills, enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of volunteers. We provide an opportunity for people of all ages to work together.