Age Concern Woolton
On the 13th October, 1947, the Woolton
branch of the National Association of Old Aged Pensioners was formed. They
held their meetings at the Sunday school rooms (now a day nursery) of St.
James Church, Church Road South.
The purpose-built Woolton Old People’s Community Centre (later the Age
Concern Woolton Resource Centre), High Street, opened on the 16th July
1963 by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, David John Lewis, was open five days
a week, and afternoons only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month
(closed on Saturdays), to provided whist, bingo, art classes and latterly
keep fit, and Tai Chi etc. Midday lunches were served on Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays. The well-known local artist, Walter Frederick
Read, of 7 Watergate Lane, is reported to have said: “It’s just what
we’ve wanted for so long, and I think it will grow and grow.”
The kitchen staff were mostly local volunteers although the Woolton
Townswomens’ Guild and the Conservative Club occasionally provided
Nowadays, transport is provided for housebound people, Age Concern using
their own specially adapted vehicles.
In January 2003 (the year of their 40th anniversary) the Age Concern
Woolton Resource Centre transferred to the newly opened Linksview, Vale
Road, to share the extra care scheme building for the elderly, with
on-site care team, community centre and restaurant...
Age Concern Liverpool,
Woolton Resource Centre, High Street
Woolton Resource Centre (middle)
opened in 1963, with the Woolton Youth Centre to the right, which opened a few