Glasgow’s Golden Generation is Glasgow’s charity for older adults and was initially established in 1948 as the Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association.
It was recognised that there was a need to tackle loneliness which impacted the lives of many older adults. To the present day, this remains central to the charity’s work.
In 2017, the charity changed its name to Glasgow’s Golden Generation to celebrate 70 years of serving older adults in the Glasgow area.
Much has changed over the years, but the support that the charity is offering to older adults is better than ever.
We also provide a Befriending Service where trained volunteers visit older adults in their homes, aiming to keep their clients more active and involved in their communities.
GGG supports a network of weekly social clubs throughout Glasgow, providing a chance for the older adults to meet up regularly with peers.
Finally, we offer professional benefits advice through our GGG Careline. Our skilled team of Benefits Advice and Welfare Officers can guide you through the complicated benefits system and help you apply for a range of benefits and entitlements.
The charity is only able to continue its vital work in communities of Glasgow thanks to the generosity of its supporters.
There are many different ways of supporting Glasgow’s Golden Generation: through one-off or regular donations, sponsorships, fundraising events, runs and challenges.
We also run a charity shop in Shawlands, which both offer a friendly retail experience, a free collection service as well as house clearances at competitive rates.
All of our vacancies are posted online and on our social media platforms.