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Age UK Norwich is friendly, local, inclusive and caring. We're dedicated to making later life the best it can be.

Age UK Norwich exists to make later life more enjoyable for people in Norwich. We provide free advice, help volunteers to support older people, provide care for people with dementia and campaign with and for older people.

Our strategic objectives are grouped under three themes, as follows.

Prevention: Keeping people healthy, active and maintaining their wellbeing; tackling loneliness; claiming the benefits to which they are entitled; and reducing the risk of hospitalisation.

Resilience: Helping people manage their long term health conditions; care for their loved ones; learn new skills and make the communities they live in better able to provide support.

Understanding: Raising awareness of dementia; bringing the generations together and helping communities know what their older members need and want.

Our main areas of charitable activity are:

*Information, Advice and Welfare Rights service which includes a drop in centre, telephone support, community outreach and home visiting

*Community and Neighbourhood Support which provides support and encouragement to local groups, organisations and companies to provide social and leisure activities that include older people; intergenerational activities with school age children; befriending; and a Promoting Independence service which helps prevent people from hospitalisation through active engagement within the community.

*Day Care and Dementia which includes day care for people aged 65+, primarily for those living with dementia; support for carers and families; dementia awareness training; and training placements for health and social care students and staff.

Access: Drop-in via our Information and Advice centre at 60 London Street or come along to our community-based activities to find out more about what we do. Referrals are also welcomed.

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