About Us

We Care Today for Your Tomorrow

Age Concern Our Mission

  • Age Concern Barnstaple & District is concerned for the 'quality of life and the wellbeing' of older people in the local community.
  • We aim to improve the quality of life for older people and their carers.  We seek to ensure that they maintain their self-respect and independence and enjoy freedom of choice and equal opportunities.  
  • We work locally with and for older people providing services on a social and practical level to enable them to live in their own homes for as long as it is safe for them to do so.
  • We aim to raise awareness of older people's issues and influence policy at local, regional and national levels.

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Aims

Age Concern Our AimsTo recruit, train and monitor volunteers to offer a range of services to elderly people, wherever physically and financially possible, within the agreed geographical area. So that they may continue to live in their own homes, with dignity and independence, for as long as they wish to do so.

Objectives

  • ObjectivesTo provide services in response to the needs of the elderly, within the agreed geographical area.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards ageing.
  • To plan services in consultation with staturoy organisations.
  • To encourage partnerships with statutory, independent and voluntary organisations.
  • To maintain a high level of service by setting standards.
  • To offer choice to those requiring a service and to volunteers who provide the service.
  • To provide out-of-pocket expenses to volunteers.
  • To undertake police checks on all new members of staff and volunteers joining the charity.