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Who we are

ߣƵ is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before.

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At ߣƵ we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.

We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations.


Our network

The ߣƵ network comprises around 120 local ߣƵs reaching most of England.

Our family also includes Age CymruAge NI and Age Scotland, as well as , with whom we support vulnerable older people in more than 40 countries worldwide. 

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Our shops

We have a network of more than 250 shops, selling an ever-changing range of goods - many of which we rely on the goodwill of you to donate.

Our shops also act as a gateway to the rest of ߣƵ and each one is a recycling centre.

Find a local charity shop near you

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Our volunteers

ߣƵ would not be able to function properly without the dedication of the more than 75,000 volunteers who get involved and help all older people to make the most of later life.

Want to volunteer? How to get involved

For more information call the ߣƵ Advice Line on 0800 169 65 65 (8am-7pm, 365 days a year).  

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Last updated: May 08 2024

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