Age Concern Hampshire was established over 25 years ago in 1985 to provide support and services to older people in Hampshire. Recently the Board of Trustees have taken the decision to remain as an independent charity rather than being part of a national charity. This enables us to provide a strong voice for the people of Hampshire and support to local groups.
The organisation was formed in 1985 and is a medium sized charity with a turnover in 2010 /11 of £2.6m, 190 paid employees and 452 people who regularly engage with it as volunteers. As an Age Positive Champion, and leading by example, its oldest paid employee is 83 years of age and its youngest 16, its oldest volunteer is 86 years of age and its youngest 16, and its oldest day centre member 103 years of age.
We work closely with Hampshire County Council in many aspects of our work, together with other partners in the voluntary and statutory sectors.
Our quality and commitment is demonstrated by our accreditations which include Advice Quality Standard award, Investors in People Gold and ISO 9001. Age Concern Hampshire is also registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and personal information is not disclosed to anyone outside the organisation.