A brief history
Age Concern Havering is an independent registered charity. Formed in 1949 as Hornchurch Old People’s Welfare Association, and therefore 60 years old in 2009, we initially provided services such as befriending and footcare to older people in Hornchurch. Our name was changed to Age Concern Havering in 1972 and we have continued to grow to meet the needs of an expanding older population across the borough.
Older People in Havering
Havering is the furthest east and third largest in area of all the London boroughs, with more than half of our area being open space or parkland.
In 2011 the borough had a population of 237,232 of whom 85,999 or almost 36% were over the age of 50.
By 2016 it is predicted that the population who are of pensionable age will grow by 3.9%
By 2026, it is predicted that the numbers of over 65s and over 85s in the borough will have increased by 23% and 49% respectively. In the case of those over 85, that means an increase in numbers from around 5,000 to approximately 7,500. This rate of growth is dramatically higher than the rest of London and many parts of UK.