Age UK

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Age UK

We are an independent local charity championing older people in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Our Mission

To promote the well-being of older people in Wiltshire and Swindon and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Our Values

Enabling – we seek to enable older people to live independently and exercise choice and control over their lives

Influential – we draw strength from the voices of older people and work to ensure that those voices are heard

Dynamic – we are innovative and constantly look for ways to support older people

Caring – we are passionate about what we do and care about each individual

Expert – we seek to be authoritative, trusted and quality-orientated

Our Principles

Ageism is unacceptable; we are against all forms of unfair discrimination and will challenge unfair treatment on the grounds of age

All people have the right to make decisions about their lives; our aim is to help older people to exercise these rights

When people are less able to help themselves they should be offered support; we seek to support older adults to live their lives with dignity

Diversity is valued in all that we do; we recognise the diversity of all who use, work or volunteer for AUKW and the strength that their different experiences, cultures and values bring to the organisation

There is value in working together; only through working together that we can use our local, regional and national presence to the greatest effect