Age UK Richmond upon Thames
Age UK Richmond upon Thames
  • Suite 301, 3rd Floor
    Parkway House
    Sheen Lane
    East Sheen
    SW14 8LS
Age UK Richmond upon Thames is an independent charity working across the borough to improve the quality of life for older people. It offers a range of services including a Telephone Helpline and Handyperson Service. There are three social centres across the borough located in Barnes, Twickenham and Whitton.

Age UK Richmond upon Thames, a well respected independent charity, forms part of an organisation whose name is renowned throughout the United Kingdom, having been formed from a merger between Age Concern and Help the Aged.

We work across the borough to improve the quality of life for older people and to enhance their status and influence.

Our mission statement

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

Our Principal Objectives

  • Promote the rights and needs of older people
  • Provide services which appropriately meet the needs of older people
  • Research new needs and investigate innovative ways of meeting them
  • Ensure that the needs of older people are included in joint planning with statutory and other voluntary bodies
  • To operate effectively we involve older people directly in defining their needs, establishing priorities and exerting control over decisions which affect their lives.

Age UK provides for the following home services for people who live in the borough of Richmond:

Handyperson Service - help with practical jobs around the home.

  • Changing light bulbs, fittings, fuses, plugs
  • Fitting key safes, spy holes, door chains
  • Putting up shelves, hanging pictures/mirrors
  • Replacing tap washers and toilet seats
  • Putting up curtain rails and moving furniture

Gardening Service - for general garden tidy-ups and a one-off or regular basis

IT Home Tuition - Learn how to get the most out of your computer in your home

Social Interaction