AgeUK Isle of Wight


You are welcome to join us at our Age UK Community Coffee Morning which is every Tuesday morning 10am – 12 noon.  Click here February Flyer and here March 2015 Flyer to find out who is visiting and what we will be doing each week throughout January and February.

Enjoy these photos of recent coffee mornings:

You can also pop in to The Exchange in Brighstone, every Wednesday morning 9 am – 12 noon, to speak to Judith Stratton,  Age UK worker, about any issues or concerns you may have.

• Around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone.
• Almost 600,000 people only leave their house once a week or less.
• An estimated 5 million older people consider their TV to be their main form of companionship.

About Age UK Isle of Wight:
Age UK Isle of Wight is an independent, local charity, founded in 1973.
Our purpose is to ensure that the needs of individuals aged 50+ living on the Isle of Wight are supported either through direct service provision or by working in partnership with others.


Judith Stratton

Working in Partnership with the Five Churches
Funded by the Five churches, Judith Stratton, your AgeUKIW Community Development Officer, will be working with local organisations, businesses and residents to facilitate the development of  a Good Neighbour Scheme in this area.  This is a volunteer-led initiative supporting services and activities aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation for older people in your community.  Judith is based at The Exchange in Brighstone (the old library), each Wednesday morning, between 9 and 12 noon.  Do pop in for a coffee and chat!


If you would like to enquire further about our Good Neighbour Scheme, please call 525282, or email .


How we can help you
Volunteers living in your area are on hand to help older people over the age of 50+ who have no family or friends to turn to in times of genuine need.  You may need help with a one off task or you may need more regular support.   Either way we can hopefully help you.

Some of the services we provide are:

  • transport to an appointment or a local event
  • reading your post or completing a form
  • shopping
  • regular visiting
  • Dog walking
  • Helping people to regain confidence after illness or bereavement
  • Helping with small tasks in the home

To find out more about the services we can provide please follow this link:
Or you can download this leaflet: How can we help you

How you can help
By volunteering for your local Good Neighbour Scheme you can use your spare time to make a real difference to the life of an older person.  Just 10 minutes a week chatting to a neighbour or doing a small task for someone who is struggling to remain independent, can help to reduce isolation.  We do not ask our volunteers to give more time than they can spare or to to tasks they do not feel able to do.

To find out more about volunteering for your local Good Neighbour Scheme please follow this link:
Or download this leaflet: Volunteering Make a Real Difference

Enjoy these photos of activities in our community