Welcome to Age Concern, Heathfield and District.
We are a local, independently registered charity (Charity Number 205665), affiliated to the national organisation rebranded as Age UK. Growing older can be a frightening and lonely experience for some people. Age Concern aims to encourage social interaction, happiness and confidence to embrace life in later years and above all else to promote independence and well being.
We are run totally by volunteers, so we are always looking for new recruits – if you would be interested in joining our friendly team, or would like further information on ways in which you could help us, please give us a ring:
Tel: 01435 863656 or
The Men’s Shed
We are pleased to report that Phase I of our Shed project is complete, thanks to the Shedders, who assisted with our build during May. Regular meetings and open days are scheduled and we are focusing on numerous ‘To Do’ items as we progress the planning application for the main workshop.
As our Shed community grows, we would welcome donations of unwanted tools, machinery or gardening equipment – if you have any such items, please contact us. We are also seeking funding for our ever-growing ‘Wish list’, in readiness for Phase II of the project; any support you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Dates for our Autumn Shed meetings are:
Thursday 17 October, 10.30am – 2.00pm
Shed Meeting followed by open session
Thursday 24 October, 10.30am – 2.00pm
Clean Shed open
Saturday 26 October, 7.00pm
Heathfield Bonfire procession
For further information, please contact our Membership Secretary:
Nic Stenhouse (Membership Secretary)
Phone: 07850 992059
Our outings have proved to be so popular that many of our trips have been hugely oversubscribed; so, to ensure that everyone has received the information before we start taking requests, you will see that bookings open for our Autumn/Winter trips on Monday 2nd September,
We try our best to be fair and offer everyone the chance to go on our trips, so places are not simply allocated on a first come, first served basis. When a trip is fully booked we will add names to a reserve list and offer places if anyone cancels, or, if there are enough names, we will endeavour to put on an extra bus. Please be aware: we cannot guarantee that extra buses will run on the original date.
Meanwhile, our thanks, as ever, go to all our wonderful volunteer drivers and minibus escorts who give up their time to ensure these trips can take place – I hope you all enjoy the outings as much as we do!
If you have any suggestions for places we could visit in our next programme of trips, we’d love to hear from you!
To book a place, please call: 01435 866960
Bookings Open 2nd September 2019!
Do you have a few hours to spare?
Would you like to do something rewarding?
With more and more clients using our services, we are looking for new recruits to join us, especially volunteer drivers to join our Medical Car Service Team, using their own car to take clients to doctors, dentists and hospital appointments – drivers can claim 45p per mile in expenses to cover the journeys.
If you have a few hours to spare each week – or even each month – then we would love to hear from you.