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About Age Concern

Since 1981 Age Concern has been devoted to helping people live well and age well in Lancashire. From helping people to keep doing the things they want, through to providing support when the wheels fall off, Age Concern is the provider of choice.

People occasionally get Age Concern Central Lancashire confused with national older peoples charities but in reality, Age Concern Central Lancashire is a local and fully independent charity and the masters of its own destiny.  We are not part of Age UK.  We are Lancashire’s multi-award winning charity having been awarded the following in 2020;

  • The Lancashire Business View Award at the Red Rose Awards 2020
  • BIBAs Business Hero Award 2020
  • Highly Commended by the High Sheriff of Lancashire
  • The Most Creative use of Lockdown Award at the National Charity Retail Awards 2020

The charity was founded in 1981 and has deep rooted connections to the city of Preston and county of Lancashire.  In a nutshell, you can’t get more local than Age Concern!

Our History:

1981 – 1986 – Age Concern Preston

1987 – 2008 – Age Concern Preston and South Ribble District

2009 – 2021 – Age Concern Central Lancashire (Age Concern for short)

Age Concern is a non-profit organisation, with its income being fully invested back into the charity to help older people and their carers across Lancashire.

Over its 40 year history, the charity estimates it has;

  • Spent £42,400,000 on charitable activity in Lancashire supporting older people
  • Supported over 1 million people
  • Received support from over 11,000 volunteers contributing over 1.2 million volunteer hours to the charity, equating to over £10.6million pounds
  • Secured over £10million in benefits for older people that will have been spent within the local economy

 

In recent times Age Concern has started to migrate throughout Lancashire and the North West of England but primarily operates in Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and along the Fylde Coast.  However with the introduction of the Tinternet and increasing ecommerce activity, Age Concern can legitimately stake its claim as a truly global charity!  As those who speyk Lanky twang would say “that’s reet gradely!”

Age Concern never keeps still in its quest to support adults of all ages.  Amassed over nearly 40 years the charity has tonnes of experience in providing specialist services that truly make a difference to vulnerable people, their families and carers.

We believe that chronological age does not define a person and that ageing well is a state of mind.  That’s why our motto is #ageisjustanumber!

Our Values:  Adaptable, Compassionate, Honourable, Progressive, Enterprising, Exploring, Outrageous

Our Mission: The provider of choice, helping people to live well and age well now and forever

Our Vision: Helping people to live well and age well

Age Concern’s brand is built on its values which the charity lives and breathes.  We do the right thing even when no one is watching!

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Our company poem ‘The Dash’ was produced in loving memory of Judith Culshaw – 1949-2018

  • About Us 1

    “I would be lost without my Home Help. I look forward to her visits each week. We always enjoy a good catch up and a laugh. I no longer worry about my washing and the house. All is done to a very high standard. I feel more relaxed and confident. More importantly I maintain my independence. Thank you Age concern”

  • About Us 2

    “Your officer was very patient, polite and caring.  She gave information in a clear, easy to understand way.  She is an absolute treasure, a really lovely person who is a credit to Age Concern.”