How we got our name
In 1947 National Older peoples Clubs were formed throughout the UK. In 1948 the Great Yarmouth Branch was formed. The name AGE CONCERN was first used in 1971 and Great Yarmouth took the name Age Concern Great Yarmouth in 1987. All Age Concerns are independent charities.
AGE UK and where we sit
AGE UK is a registered charity which was formed in February 2009 combining the previously separate charities of Age Concerns and Help the Aged to form the UK’s largest charity for older people. The new brand was launched April 2010. Age Concern Great Yarmouth remains an independent charity working closely with Age UK Norfolk.
The shaping of Age Concern Great Yarmouth
Whilst all these changes were taking place across the country, Age Concern Great Yarmouth was going through its own transformation. Behind the scenes the Trustees at that time were working tirelessly to secure funding from the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Programme and on 13th July 2010 after 6 years hard work Age Concern Great Yarmouth was awarded £285,572 to continue its work, expand services, activities, social events and outings. A new development worker post was also put in place to develop new services, recruit volunteers, all of which to help reduce isolation and increase the independence and well being of older people in the community.