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Next Steps to Create New Age Charity

Next Steps to Create New Age Charity

Help the aged and age concern england have moved a step closer to creating a new charity to best serve the needs of older people across the uk and around the world.

Both Boards of Trustees have now agreed to commence an extensive consultation process with their partners. These include 353 Age Concerns in England, Help Age International and the independent Age Concern organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The two charities are also embarking on the formal stage of due diligence before making a final decision in September about the creation of a new organisation.

Decisions about a name, organisational priorities and other associated issues connected to the creation of a new charity will be made over the coming months. A chair and trustees for the new charity will also be appointed. Both charities are now seeking support and positive feedback from their partners, friends and allies.
Age Concern England Chair Catherine McLoughlin said: “We intend to combine the strengths of two powerful organisations into a new Charity which will deliver even more for older people. The new Charity will provide high quality services and ensure the voices of older people are heard wherever their interests are at stake.”

Help the Aged Chairman Jo Connell said: “With an increasingly ageing population in the UK and across the world, there has never been a greater need or a more compelling reason for such an organisation.”

“Both charities will continue their vital, independent work over the next few months and no instant, dramatic changes are planned. Consultation with our partners will continue so as to gather their views on this important process. It is our intention to meet as a Board in September for a final decision, subject to that crucial feedback.”; Source: Age Concern

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