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Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest

We are helping the over 50s in north Worcestershire love later life. We offer you free, confidential and expert advice through our information service. If you need to know about social care, housing, scams or legal issues, we are here to help.

We provide a range of services across North Worcestershire including Help at Home, Befriending and Care Calls, Footcare and Wheelchair Loan

We also offer a broad range of Activities and Events across North Worcestershire, including exercise classes and computer clubs and friendship groups

Address:
51 Windsor Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Umbrella org:
AgeUK
Area serviced:
North Worcestershire
Telephone:
01527 570490
Who is it for:
Over 50's
Sector:
Voluntary

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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.
Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
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.
Day Centres enable older people to remain in the community by maintaining or improving the quality of life of the older person - or their carer - through social contact and therapeutic activities. Specialist day centre providing a service to those over 65 with mild to moderate dementia 3 days per week and those under 65 with dementia 2 days per week. You should contact Croydon Council, Social Services for Adults for a full care needs assessment.

Please also see Age Concern's factsheets for further information:
FS41 - Local authority assessment for community care services.
FS46 - Paying for care and support at home.

You may also be entitled to a disability benefit, please see:
FS34 - Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Factsheets are available from the freephone information line; 0800 00 99 66.

There are many different exercise classes available for the over 50's in the local area.These are easily accessible and other classes such as yoga and Tai-Chi can also be benefitial.
People in need of gardening services can contact AGE UK who have reputable,police verified gardeners who can provide a regular service in order to improve the look of your garden.
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
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.
One of the ways to get a wheelchair is through the National Health Service (NHS) Wheelchair Service. This includes an assessment to make sure your needs are met. Wheelchairs can be manual or powered. You may be able get a wheelchairs from some of these organisations for short-term hire.