Trustees – phase 1

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (WSBH)
Hackney

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove is an independent local charity working in the local community to help older people. Initially, we were three separate organisations but merged in 2020 to become Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove. Our mission is to improve the quality of people’s later life through community and home-based services and enterprises. To do so, we aim to be the leading provider of services for older people (over 50) in West Sussex and Brighton & Hove. Our services are informed by and/or co-designed with our customers, staff and volunteers and aim to enhance customers’ access to and experience of services provided by ourselves and our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

THE ROLE

You will work with the Chair and fellow Trustees to help guide the organisation as it works to achieve its mission. Our priorities include growing our income post-pandemic to allow us to reach as many people with services and support as possible. We’re focusing on sustainability, improving our environmental impact and ensuring we’re fit for the future. 

Some of the key areas we’re working on include dementia, loneliness and frailty. One in two of us will be affected by dementia in our lifetime, either caring for someone with the condition, developing it ourselves, or both. Loneliness and social isolation is associated with increased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke – some reports suggest it can be as damaging to your health and smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Finally, frailty is an area where we make a huge impact with our work, building strength and confidence and helping to prevent injuries and falls. 

You’ll be pleased to hear that the team at Age UK WSBH is second to none. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated, professional and kind, regularly going above and beyond to ensure we make the biggest difference to everyone who needs us. If you can match this energy and you’d like to use your skills and experience to join them in making that difference, then we’d warmly welcome your application to become Trustee. 

INFORMATION

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