Age UK

The country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

Age UK is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life.

The over-60s is the fastest-growing group in society and there are more of us than ever before. Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. At Age UK we provide services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people. We stand up and speak for all those who have reached later life, and also protect the long-term interests of future generations. 

Our vision

A world where everyone can love later life.

Our vision is ambitious. It won’t be easy to get there, and it won’t be a quick journey, but we believe it’s how things should be for older people and we work every day to achieve this.

Age UK charity shops

We have 400 plus Age UK charity shops throughout the UK, offering a wide and ever-changing range of goods at very reasonable prices.

Each shop provides a gateway to the whole charity and they are recycling centres too – we accept donations from members of the public of clothing, shoes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs and homeware.  These items are them sold on in our shops to be loved again by somebody else with profits going to the good work that we do helping older people to enjoy later life. 

We don’t just offer donated goods, as our shops sell brand new products including gifts, thermals, homeware, food and many more great items all at fantastically low prices.

No Age UK shop is the same and you are bound to find something of interest.