Age UK’s branch in Lindsey wants to create a purpose-built facility to house multiple services, including a mobility retail area, a café, learning centre and activity rooms.
The one-stop-shop set to be built in Horncastle is designed to centralise the charity’s local services and make it easier for elderly people to access them.
Chief executive officer for Age UK Lindsey, Andrew Storer, told a local newspaper that the charity currently leases a number of buildings that have limited accessibility.
“We’re trying to bring all the services under one roof to offer the Horncastle area,” he told LincolnshireLive.
“It’s an opportunity to bring the charity together and make it more accessible to more services and make the charity more sustainable. That is absolutely what the project is about.”
If the project is given the go-ahead, it will include a shop area where mobility scooters and products can be sold, offices, conference space, training rooms for staff and a number of retirement flats on-site.
Mr Storer added: “Our plan is to be somewhere that delivers services that are fully accessible to people that sit within the client group.”
“We want to be fully accessible for people with disabilities, impaired sight, or dementia. As a charity, that is what we aspire to.”
“We’re trying to address loneliness we encounter through our charity.”
Certain Age UK branches around the UK have deals with local mobility stores for the supplier, repair and servicing of mobility equipment.