Age Concern Slough was founded in 1979. In 1980 the charity expanded its operations and a Home Visiting Service was also established, giving help to local older people in their own homes and allowing them greater independence.
The organisation continued to expand with a shopping service and a health activist. With such a wealth of services on offer, our facilities and resources were required beyond the local boundaries of Slough and so in 2007 the charity made the move to expand to surrounding areas and changed their name to ‘Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East’ to reflect this. In 2008 the growth of the handy person service meant that the charity was able to set up a separate trading company, known as ‘Handy Help Ltd’. This company not only provided revenue for the charity, but also offers high quality home services such as plumbing, gardening etc from professionals approved by the charity.
In 2008 Age Concern England, the national federation announced plans to merge with Help the Aged to form the national charity Age UK. This merger went ahead in 2009, however Age Concern Slough and Berkshire East made the decision to remain an independent charity, with the feeling that if the charity did join Age UK, it would lose its local focus and autonomy. After all, this is what the charity is all about, Local needs. Local services. Local people. We now have fourteen retail shops as well as our Home Help, Befriending Service, Day Centres and Advocacy Service.
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