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Our vision

To be the go-to place for people to feel connected, informed and included as they grow older.

We want everyone to feel supported and empowered to age well once they reach their later years. To achieve this, our expert team of staff and volunteers empower people to prepare for later years early so they have knowledge and support available when they need it.

Whether it be making new friends and building a support network at one of our groups, learning more about benefits, entitlements and community initiatives through our advice service, or finding dementia friendly activities and support with our dementia team, whatever you need, we are here to help.

  • In 2023, it is our goal to empower over 3,000 people to age well.
  • Thanks to more than 270 fully trained volunteers, we give people the company and friendship that they need, when they need it.
  • Each year we spend 26,000 hours talking to people who are feeling lonely.
  • Our services prevent crisis and the need for more critical or urgent help from local Health or Social Care Services, which on average saves the NHS £3,000 per person we help, per year.
  • Having had our work assessed externally by the Social Profit Calculator, for every £1 invested we return £8.55 of social good.

In the last year

people empowered to increase their annual collective incomes through benefits and entitlements by £1,400
benefit checks were carried out
people were welcomed to our friendship groups and activities

What we do

We make a real difference to over 3,000 people’s lives every year by being there when they need us.

Support us

Every gift helps us to support and empower people across Essex.


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We are here for people in later years. We empower you to age well.