We know that growing older doesn't come with a manual, which is why we provide a host of free information and advice to help you through the challenges ageing can bring.
So whether you're confused about care, perplexed about your pension, or worried by your will, we have trained advisers who can guide you through most situations.
We give advice, information and general help to people aged 50+ on everything from welfare benefits, money matters, consumer issues, leisure activities and much more.
We can also refer and signpost older people to other appropriate services offered by Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and other voluntary and statutory agencies.
This 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.
'Our thanks to Shazad Sadiq for his assistance to my parents in claiming benefits .... it wasn't until Shazad intervened that we had any success in getting my mother attendance allowance. Not only that he assisted my father with carers allowance and pension credit, as well as a blue badge for my mother .... It is not only the financial benefit he has assisted with but his genuine concern and compassionate approach to my parents issues.'
Opening hours for these centres are as follows:
Mon-Thurs10am-1pm by appointment with a drop-in on Monday and Wednesday mornings 10am-1pm.
Please call 01422 252040 to book your appointment.
Monday: 10am-12 midday (drop in)
Tuesday: 10am-1pm (check for appointments)
Wednesday: 10am-2pm for specialist Carers advice
Thursday: 10am-1pm (check for appointments)
Friday: 10am-12 midday (drop in)
Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm (call for an appointment)
Factsheets and leaflets are available on many issues for older people and their carers. You can pick these up free of charge at any of our offices or download them from the Age UK website:
Age UK publications
Legal and Financial advice
We run free legal and financial clinics, offering short sessions with local solicitors and financial advisers who will provide legal and financial advice. This service is by appointment only.
To book and appointment in Halifax call 01422 252 040 or in Huddersfield call 01484 535 994.
We offer support to solve problems and can put you in touch with other organisations which help older people. We can represent you or be with you when contacting health, social care or other community support services.
This service is available to people living with enduring mental health problems, people living with dementia, and their carers. This service is only available in Calderdale at this current time.
Contact us 01422 252040
Age UK Todmorden
Age UK Todmorden also provide information and advice at their town centre office. Please visit their website for more details www.ageuk.org.uk/todmorden