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Age UK Worcester & District

We provide volunteer befrienders to help ameliorate loneliness for over 50s in Worcester & District.

We provide free, confidential and expert advice and support through our information & advice service.

Our handyperson can complete many small repair jobs and fit safety adaptations around your home, to help you stay safer for longer.

Digital inclusion such as learning to use computers and help to use online services

Help at home workers (charges apply)

Address:
Bank House, 7 Shaw Street, Worcester WR1 3QQ, WR1 3QQ
Umbrella org:
Age UK
Area serviced:
Worcester and district
Telephone:
01905 724294
Sector:
Public

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Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
You may be having difficulty carrying out daily tasks and activities, such as, getting on and off the toilet, getting out of bed or you are having difficulties because of your illness such as not being able to turn in bed or get to the toilet. If these things are a problem, you may find that with specialist advice, equipment or having changes made to your home (adaptations), you will be able to manage these things more easily and be more independent.
IT can be a bit misunderstood. Some people claim to hate computers, but is this just because they scare or confuse them? When you first get started learning the basics of IT, you might start to find that doing everyday tasks with the help of your computer is really satisfying! There are many training courses available many aimed at beginners.
AGE UK can offer help in finding reputable and police checked handy people who can assist in completing small jobs needed in a persons home.
Home repair involves the diagnosis and resolution of problems in a home, and is related to home maintenance to avoid such problems. Home Maintenance provides Painting, Decorating, Carpentry, Tiling, Plastering, Bathroom, Kitchen, Bricklaying, Garden, Plumbing and Electrical problems
Advice on ways of keeping your house secure, by making sure doors and windows are locked,there is adequate lighting and making sure no valuable items are on show.There is also information on external companies who can install security devices such as alarms,better strength locks and security lights.
In the common law, legal advice is the giving of a formal opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law by an officer of the court (such as solicitor or barrister), ordinarily in exchange for financial or other tangible compensation.
Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. The factsheet Funding repairs, improvements and adaptations explains what assistance may be available to homeowners and tenants to help them meet the costs of repairs‚ improvements and adaptations. It includes information on: •Help from the local authority (council) •Disabled Facilities Grant •Help from social services •Home Improvement Agencies •Home Improvement Trust •Charities •Useful organisations Local authorities have general powers to improve living conditions in their area in the ways they consider the most appropriate. Your local authority has to have a published policy on how the powers are to be used.