Organization Contact Description Website
Age UK Swindon 01793
687 018
Age UK is here to inspire, enable and support older people to help people make the most of later life
Advice and Information
Age Action Alliance 02074
497 008
The network for partnership working and practical action to improve older people's lives...together
Blogs, News and Updates
AGEnda 07738
167 788
Newsletter of the English Forum on Ageing Subscribe here
Beth Johnson Foundation 01782
844 036
Works to make a positive impact on the lives of older people, gain recognition for their valuable contribution to society and challenge age discrimination and stereotyping
Subscribe here
Elders Council 01912
082 701
Newcastle's older people's forum
Projects and Events
Healthwatch Swindon 01793
497 777
The local presence of a national network who exist to make sure the publics' views on local health and social care services are heard
International Longevity Centre-UK 02073
400 440
An independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity,ageing and population change
ILC-UK website
Later Life Newsletter The Later life newsletter provides latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives and their impact on older people.
For Subscription Email:
Newsletters and Subscription
Life Coach Directory George:
301 242
Life coaching addresses a broad range of life issues such as relationships,sex, business and retirement matters.
email:, Facebook, Twitter
Find a suitable coach
Mature Times 01934
864 410
The UK's only free, campaigning newspaper aimed at the rapidly growing older demographic
Pensioners Forum   Pensioners Forum - Info Center where you can contribute and read other contributions in a variety of areas
Read and contribute
Pensioners Campaign Forum Serious campaigners for serious issues
Website requires registration
Reach Inclusive Arts 01793
520 318
An arts charity promoting inclusion and aims to develop and nurture an arts culture involving disabled people in artistic and cultural life through accessible activities. We provide a range of arts activities that employ professional artists. These projects include theatre, visual arts, film and media, music, movement and dance.
Home Page
Royal British Legion 01980
847 752/
or 093
The Royal British Legion, Alexander House, 19 Fleming Way, Swindon SN1 2NG Local contact Samantha Baker
Email: email:
Royal British Legion in Wiltshire
South West Seniors Network and South West Forum on Ageing unavailable The SWSN's role is to act as the collective voice for older people in the region
SWSN’s Home
Swindon Circles (for Volunteers) 01793
466 418
Swindon Circles sets out to find small amounts of help to support an older person with daily tasks, transport, companionship and meeting up with other people. Referrals are via local services.
For Volunteers
Swindon Citizens Advice Bureau 08444
994 114
CAB website
Swindon Health Walks   Locate a walk near you at this link
Tranquillity UK 01793
514 959
Learning more about why you are the way you are... A chance to acquire new life skills in a relaxing environment
Tranquillity UK Home
United for All Ages 01692
650 816
Aims to build stronger communities and a stronger country by bringing people of all ages together and promoting a Britain for all ages
United Home
Voluntary Action Swindon 01793
538 398
Charity provides funding advice, training, room hire, printing facilities and FREE computer training
VAS Home
Wiltshire and Swindon Users Network 01380
871 800
Formed by people who use health and social services, to promote user involvement and support people to have a voice

Nationwide Support for Cancer

Beating Bowel Cancer

A support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.
020 8973 0011


The UK's specialist blood cancer charity, providing practical and emotional support to anyone affected by blood cancer.
0808 2080 888  

The Brain Tumour Charity

A charity providing information and support for anyone affected by brain tumours. 
0808 800 0004  

Brainwaves NI

Providing Brain tumour information and support for people in Northern Ireland.
028 9335 3995

Breast Cancer Care

Providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer. 
0808 800 6000  

Cancer Research UK

A cancer research and awareness charity for anyone affected by any kind of cancer.
0808 800 4040

CLIC Sargent

UK cancer charity for children, young people and their families. They provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help people cope with cancer and get the most out of life.
0300 330 0803

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust 

UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. 
0808 802 8000 

Leukaemia Care

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer charity that provides emotional support, advice and help to anyone affected by a blood cancer.
0808 801 0 444

Look Good Feel Better

A worldwide cancer support charity proving practical support for women struggling with side effects from treatment.It offers free skincare and make-up workshops that create a sense of support and wellbeing.
01372 747 500 

Lymphoedema Support Network (LSN)

The LSN is a registered charity run by people who live with lymphoedema and is the largest information provider about the condition in the UK.
020 7351 4480 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information and support for people living with cancer in the UK. It also has an online community at 
0808 808 00 00 

Maggie's Centres

Maggie's offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends
0300 123 1801 

Northern Ireland Cancer Network

NHS-run hub which includes information for people living with a terminal illness in Northern Ireland and their families, as well as medical professionals.
02890 565860  


Information for teenagers who have a parent with cancer. The website also features real stories of other young people's experiences.  

Teenage Cancer Trust

Improves the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer, with support and specialist services around the UK.
020 7612 0370  


Provides treatment, emotional support and practical advice to people affected by cancer. The charity's mobile support units bring cancer treatment into homes and communities. Speak to a qualified nurse on the charity's Support Line or via live chat. 
0808 808 1010  

The Youth Cancer Trust

Provides support and free, activity-based holidays for young people aged 14 to 30 with cancer or any malignant disease in the UK and Irish Republic or who are patients of any UK hospital. You can also come on a holiday if you have been in remission for up to five years or are living with the late effects of having had cancer as a teenager.
01202 763 591 

The above table has been copied from Marie Curie's website

contact the ssf

Whether you are seeking information, wish to share your views or become a member
we look forward to hearing from you

by email

by post

Norma Thompson
Swindon Seniors Forum
1 John Street
Swindon, SN1 1RT


Swindon Seniors Forum
a voice for Swindon’s over 55s

The SSF is a member of Age Action Alliance and is sponsored by AgeUK and Santander

Patron: Lord Joel Joffe, CBE

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