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Where to go for help this winter

26 January 2018

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees Information & Advice

Our information and advice service is available through our offices at The Choices Centre, Huddersfield and Batley and home visits can be arranged for people who are unable to get into the office. It is designed to give users access to tailored information and advice on topics including; Saving money on energy bills and keeping warm at home.

Visit our Information and advice page



Your local CouncilWhere to go for help

Calderdale and Kirklees councils offer advice, events and support to help improve the quality of life for older people. 


Calderdale Council


Kirklees Council



Mears offer free gas services and gas repair (subject to receiving certain benefits). Other support you may be able to receive includes draught proofing, emergency heaters and a handyperson service.

Mears in Kirklees

Tel: 0800 032 4483



Better homes Kirklees

Improvements which may be available include standard and hard to treat wall insulation, new boilers, replacement windows and doors, new central heating systems and renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.
Tel: 0808 163 5183



Your local Pharmacy

Pharmacists are there to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as healthy eating and stopping smoking.The flu can be more severe in certain people, such as over 65 year olds.This means the flu jab is very important, you can have this done in some community pharmacies, your GP surgery or a local pharmacy offering the service.



NHS Choices website

NHS Choices is the UK's biggest health website. Learn more about what we do and the services we offer. Get tips and advice on helping you put yourself in charge of your healthcare



Age UK Trusted Traders

Through the Trusted Traders directory you can find information on local trustworthy; Solicitors, Builders, Plumbers, Electricians, Painters and Decorators, Gardeners, Health products, Mobility products.


Visit the Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees trusted traders website



West Yorkshire Fire Service

The fire service can advise on fire safety ad much more and can provide free home visits for vulnerable older people.

Visit the West Yorkshire Fire servie website