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Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Age UK wants to be there for older people in good times and in bad and we recognise that different people need different things.

For many, it’s about making sure they receive the financial support they’re entitled to, and getting the most from the money they already have.

For others, it’s getting the right advice so they can live independently at home for as long as possible - or understanding their options if they’ve decided that’s no longer right for them because they need more intensive day-to-day care.

Services include:

Handyman service

Home adaptations and independence equipment

Help at home and after a hospital stay

Reconnections service to combat loneliness

Footcare and podiatry

Walking group, exercise classes and help to develop digital skills

Address:
Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR2 4BN
Telephone:
0800 008 6077 or 01905 740950
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.
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Community Care aims to provide health and social care services in the community to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes or in other accommodation in the community.
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.
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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.
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