Later Life Planning Service

Growing older doesn’t come with a manual, Age UK Barnet Later Life Planner service helping older people living in Barnet to manage and plan for the challenges that ageing brings, whilst retaining independence, choice and control in their lives.

Our team of Later Life Planners are provide information and advice on many subjects including advice on welfare and benefits, housing or support services as well as how to keep healthy and active.

The team is based at Age UK Barnet’s offices but advisers also work out in the community to reach as many people as possible across the borough.

In its first two years of operation this service has helped an ever growing number of older people in Barnet with accessing services, claiming benefit entitlements and much more. Read about the service's success in its second year report.

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

There is almost £5 billion in unclaimed benefits by older people. Use the Age UK benefits calculator, which takes you through a simple, step-by-step process, to help find out if you are one of those missing out.

  • Appointments in the community

    Make an appointment for information and advice from our Later Life Planner team at our venue nearest to you. They can provide information and advice on many subjects including advice on welfare and benefits and housing or support services.

    Make an appointment

  • Social Care Connect

    Social Care Connect is the London Borough of Barnet's web-based service containing details of all social care services and a range of other community based support in the borough. This includes exercise classes, transport issues and community clubs.

    Social Care Connect

  • Tax Help for Older People

    Age UK Barnet hosts free tax advice surgeries provided by the charity TaxHelp for Older People (TOP). This service is provided to those aged over 60 and on low incomes (less than £15,000 a year household income).

    Tax Help for Older People

  • Barnet Care Directory 2017

    The Barnet Care Directory is designed to help you and your family make the best choice to meet your needs. It gives up to date information on registered residential and nursing homes and local care agencies along with contacts and information.

    Barnet Care Directory 2017