Age UK Harrow blog
Who we are
Age UK Harrow (formerly known as Age Concern Harrow) (40th Anniversary this year) is an independent charity which exists to serve the interests of all older citizens of the London Borough of Harrow, from all walks of life and ethnic communities. It provides a wide range of services, from information about an extensive breadth of issues of interest to older people, to volunteering opportunities and support for those who are housebound and isolated.
In addition we support the development of quality services for older people in Harrow and work in partnership with other voluntary sector organisations, the local authority and local health services on all matters relevant to older residents of Harrow.
Age UK Harrow is responsible for its own funds and has its own Board of Trustees. This is largely made up of older citizens of Harrow and elected from the Age UK Harrow membership. The Board of Trustees oversee the strategic management of the organisation.
Age UK Harrow is a local partner of Age UK, and draws on the expertise of Age UK which campaigns on a national basis on behalf of older people and Age UK London which campaigns on a regional basis on behalf of older people. Age UK Harrow is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee.
To promote the wellbeing of older residents of Harrow and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
From our mission comes our vision of an organisation with increased capacity, in collaboration with other local organisations, to meet the needs of Harrow’s culturally diverse older population.
- To support older people to ensure that they get the most from life.
- To provide information and advice of interest to older people.
- To provide a range of services for older people.
- To influence local government and public opinion and policy to the benefit of older people.
What we do
We provide a range of services and resources for older people and their carers in the London Borough of Harrow. Some of these services are free, others have a competitively low charge. Our services include:
Advice, Advocacy, Befriending, Home Not Hospital, Cares Support, toenail cutting, Shopping, Social activities, Will Writing, TOP Tax surgeries, Volunteering, Computer classes, Social clubs, Gardening and a new initiative Timebanking (Community Click).
For more information please contact us: Trading as Age UK Harrow (legal name: Age Concern Harrow) 3rd Floor, Premier, House,1 Canning Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex, HA3 7TS
Tel 020 8861 7980 Fax 020 8861 7981 www.ageukharrow.org.uk
How to find the right care for you or your relative
1. Find your local office
Bluebird Care delivers care from locally based offices, find yours to start your care journey today.
2. Get in touch with us
Fill in our call back form or give us a call to find out how we can help you.
We’ll come out to you to find out what you or your loved one needs to help stay independent at home.
4. Care team chosen & care starts
You'll be cared for by our specially trained team to support you to remain at home for as long as possible.