We want to make East Sussex a great place to grow older. Our purpose is to promote the relief of older people. Our mission is to enhance the quality of later life for people across the county. Typically working with 17,000 people per annum we provide a range of services which help older people maintain independence, choice and control over their lives and improve their health and confidence. Age UK East Sussex was founded in 1948 (as the Old People’s Welfare Committee) and has been working with older people since then, responding to their needs and providing support and advice.