Age Concern Colchester and North East Essex supports individuals who are in later years (generally 60+). Our services are befriending (80 befrienders in the home), our advice service (£1.3m of benefit entitlements delivered this year) and friendship clubs (we are on target for 11,000 visitors this year. Our impact is important because we take people out of poverty, social isolation and loneliness alongside being there for times of emotional challenge and we also provide some educational support.
To meet our objectives we provide first class services in relation to befriending, housing, health, mobility, care choices and finance and an opportunity for people to live a better life in later years. We have a strong trustee and management team and over 100 staff and volunteers who are delivering support to the most needy in society.