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Charity (no. 1080545)

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire - Worcester

"Making Herefordshire & Worcestershire a great place to grow older"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

We're a local charity supporting older people, their families and carers.
Our aim is to make Herefordshire & Worcestershire a great place to grow older!

Our Services Are

Free Charged Donation Appreciated

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Information and Advice

Free, confidential and impartial information & advice service for older people, their families and carers

Our advisers are trained to help you on a range of queries, such as:

  • Social care  -Provide information on finding a care home or help at home. For online information visit Worcestershire Care Service Directory.
  • Your income - Free benefits checks and help with applying for benefits and pensions. Visit Age UKs Benefits Calculator. 
  • Tax - We offer free Tax Surgeries for the over 50s, in partnership with Tax Help for Older People. 
  • Your home -Information on staying safe, warm and independent in your own home. 
  • Legal issues  - Wills, Power of Attorney, and how to deal with an estate. Free 30 minute appointments with our expert legal advisor call or email us for a confidential appointment.  
  • Form filling - We can help you fill out forms, including applications for most available benefits. 
  • Wellbeing - Advice on staying safe and healthy in later life, including local activity programmes. 
  • Signposting - If we don't offer a service you need, we can point you in the right direction!
  • Useful information guides and links - A range of free information guides and links to useful services. If you need hard copies of our free information guides & factsheets, please contact us.

You can access our information and advice service in a number of ways, including email and phone, or drop into our office between 9.30am - 3pm Monday - Friday

Dementia Advice Service

The free Dementia Advice Service offers information and advice to people who are living with memory loss or dementia, as well as their family and friends. Please click here for more details

Joining Forces

Our Joining Forces programme, in association with SSAFA, is supporting the quality of life and wellbeing of veterans in Worcestershire.

Social Prescribing

The Social Prescribing Service offers you help in accessing non-medical support and services in partnership with your local Worcester City GP Practice.

Equipment to Live Well at Home

Our Handyperson team are able to provide a range of adaptions to ensure your home is safe and enable you to live as independently as possible. There are a number of ways you can have these fitted:

Handyperson

Do you have minor DIY jobs that need doing in your home? Our handyperson service can help!

Help at Home

If you are aged 50 or over our Help at Home service can provide assistance with those tasks you may have difficulty doing, helping you to stay independent. Our employed Help at Home Assistants, will visit you on a regular basis  (for a minimum of an hour per week) Please click here for more details

Home from Hospital

Are you worried about coping at home after a stay in hospital? Our Home from Hospital service can provide you with help to regain your independence and build your confidence following a stay in hospital.

This free service is available for anyone aged over 55, who is resident in Worcestershire and feels that they are unable to cope independently in the short term, or who do not have other home support from family or friends.

Reconnections

Are you or do you know someone who might be feeling lonely? With help loneliness can be something that you leave behind. With support to improve your mood, rebuild your confidence, and get you back on track, you can start to enjoy life again. Reconnections is a service that's already helping people all over Worcestershire. We offer friendly, practical and emotional support to those who feel lonely or isolated, bringing the fun back into life.

Telephone Befriending & Support

Our telephone befriending service offers you a regular chat with a friendly volunteer. Whether you want to discuss any issues which are concerning you or simply talk about what you've been doing, we have someone who can listen.

This service is free of charge and can be accessed for as long or as little time as you need. Phone: 01905 740950 or 0800 008 6077 or Email: befriending@ageukhw.org.uk

Footcare and Podiatry

Our footcare and podiatry service offers regular appointments to maintain good foot health. If you are aged 50 or over and live in Worcestershire, the service is available for you.

One Digital

Would you, or an older person you know, like to become confident in using computers and digital devices? One Digital is an innovative Big Lottery-funded partnership working across the UK to engage with, support and encourage older people to develop their digital skills and confidence. Please click here to find out more

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre

Droitwich Spa Meeting Centre provides a place where you are supported to understand and adapt to living with dementia. It is a totally member focussed group where all the activities and daily discussions are designed to interact and engage with the members. 

We provide Carer Discussion Groups which give the carers an opportunity to talk with other carers and centre staff, and to get involved with the centre activities as much or as little as they want. The ultimate objective of the meeting centre is to give members and carers the tools and emotional support to adapt to the diagnosis, and for their continued wellbeing to live well with dementia. 

Activities & Events

Walking Group - Regular walking groups, every Monday from 10.15am, with a cuppa and biscuits at the end!

Using Technology - Want to learn how to log on, send an email, and search the internet? Find out about safely getting online! 

Excercise Classes - We can find classes to suit all abilities to help you stay fit and healthy in later life.

AllotmentDo you enjoy gardening but no longer have your own? We are looking for older people to enjoy growing and gardening with us.

the Big Knit -  is back and this year our target is bigger than ever before! Could you help us knit little hats to fit on top of Innocent Smoothie bottles? For every bottle sold we receive a donation, which helps us reach more older people across Herefordshire & Worcestershire.

Additional Information

Training Solutions

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire Training Solutions is a specialist health and social care training provider. Our training team provides skills training tailored to suit your individual needs. We specialise in training such as dementia care and manual handling, and also offer mandatory and recommended health and social care courses.

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