Age Concern City of London is the New Charity for Older Residents of the City of London.
We are here to provide help and support to older people in the City of London by creating new opportunities for learning, volunteering, socialising, and enhancing health and wellbeing.
Of the 7600 people living in the Square Mile, 1100 are over 65, and a third are within our target group of over 50s. We want to work with, not just for, older people, to achieve our vision of a City which is as healthy, happy, inclusive and age-friendly as it can be.
Age Concern City of London, in partnership with Age UK East London, offer a Befriending service to older City residents. Recipients of the service benefit from access to our combined resources, such as Home Help, advocacy support, digital inclusion, film club, trips and outings, exercise classes and our walking group.
Good for your heart, your head and your wallet, our Square Mile Health Walks are the best way to get fit and active in the City. No need to book, just come along to one of our free, fun and friendly health walks suitable for all abilities.
City Concern – Promoting Social Inclusion
We are funded by the Wakefield Tetley Trust to work with the most disadvantaged communities in the square mile. These include Bangladeshi women, and isolated older people living alone. The project combats digital and social exclusion through a range of initiatives such as our regular book group, trips, events and tailored IT support.
The Memory Group meets on a Tuesday afternoon, and is a safe space for older people who may be experiencing memory difficulties, or who have a diagnosis of dementia, and their carers.
Where do we work?
Age Concern City of London operates throughout the City of London and its boundaries can be seen below:
Map credit to Christian Tate