How you can help if you're a GP, pharmacist...

How you can help...

If you are a GP, pharmacist or a nurse you can help by encouraging older people to get checked for all the benefits.

We know that welfare benefits advice linked to healthcare services can improve the well-being, mental health and the quality of life of people in later life. We know that stigma felt by older people when applying for benefits is overcome when it is a health professional who refers them.
Here are some ways you can help:
1.' Attach a 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales' booklet to each prescription you write for an older person and display these posters on your premises .
(CREATE THE DOWNLOAD WHEN PDF AVAILABLE) Download 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales'
2. Give away the 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales' booklet to each older person with a repeated prescription.
(CREATE THE DOWNLOAD WHEN PDF AVAILABLE) Download 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales'
3. Hand out the 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales' booklet when older people collect their medicines from the pharmacy. We can arrange for copies of the 'Benefits, entitlements and financial assistance - a guide for older people in Wales' booklet to be delivered to you if you opens link in new window contact us.
See how our sister charities Age UK Darlington and Age UK North Tyneside engaged with GPs in their areas to help older people claim what is rightfully theirs.
 
 
* Age Cymru is working with Age UK.

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