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Who we are

We provide services and support to people in our community to help empower everyone to age well.

We are there for people in later years when they need us most and were honoured to help over 3,000 last year alone. We listen, and we understand the challenges they face – big or small.

We know things happen which make life difficult, yet our knowledgeable advisors know how to help, who to contact, and what help might be available to people, even at the worst times.

With an ageing population and more than half of people over 75 facing complex challenges alone, we know that our services are needed more now than ever.

People are at the heart of everything we do. We meet and work closely with our community to better understand the challenges people face and the problems that are preventing them from feeling supported and empowered to age well.

Together, we find solutions to people’s problems, and we actively raise awareness of our learnings on their behalf.

Our charity has been empowering people since 1950. However, our name has changed throughout the years, the most recent change happened in 2021 when we legally changed from Age Concern Colchester & North East Essex to our current name, Age Well East.

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Our Vision

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

Our Mission

To support and empower people to age well.

Our Values

From our community groups to our welfare advice, you can rely on us to act with Trust, Excellence and Community.

Our history

We have been empowering people in later years for a long time and we have been called many different names along the way, including the Old People’s Welfare Committee, Age Concern Colchester and Age UK. Read more about our history.

What we do

We make a real and positive difference to the lives of over 3,000 people every year by supporting them when they need us.


People are at the heart of what we do, read some of their stories here.

We can make a real difference to you or someone you know.

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