About Us 

Age Concern Forest of Dean is an independent registered Charity number 1019011 and a Company limited by guarantee. We are responsible for raising all our own funds to finance our two services in the Forest of Dean, the Meals Service and Befriending.

Our Services

Meals Service

We offer a meals service to the elderly of the Forest of Dean, delivering good quality hot, nutritious, freshly cooked three course meals five days a week and chilled meals for weekends at a cost of £4.50 per meal. 

We also supply business and celebrations buffets, Cakes and other catering services.

For information please ring 01594 827927.


We operate two charity shops, one at 6 High Street, Cinderford and the other at 4 Forest Parade, Hill Street, Lydney, both selling clothes, small household items, books, toys and bric a brac.

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Loneliness is a problem among older people, Age Concern Forest Of Dean has a befriending service managed by Anna Grimmett and a team of Volunteers.

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Age Concern Forest Of Dean Is supported by the following:
Gloucestershire County Council
Forest of Dean Rotary
New Grove Trust
Town and Parish Councils


Join Us

Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.